Dec 19, 2014
Jeffrey Zients, director of the White House National Economic Council, sat down with Politico Chief Economic Correspondent Ben White, author of the "Morning Money" newsletter, Dec. 18 to talk about the administration's economic agenda for its seventh year in office.
Dec 18, 2014
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met with reporters on Dec. 17 to discuss the decision by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to maintain its accommodative stance on monetary policy for an extended period.
Dec 17, 2014
Emily Stephenson, a correspondent for Reuters, appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal Dec. 16 to talk about a provision that was included in the budget package that repealed a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that the banking industry, particularly the largest banks, have been trying to get rid of.
Dec 16, 2014
The Brookings Institution held a half-day program Dec. 15 titled "The Long Run Outlook for the Federal Budget: Do We Know Enough to Worry?' This article covers the first panel, which featured a paper by Alan Auerbach, a professor of economics and law at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dec 15, 2014
Here is a sample of business commentary in preparation for this week.
Dec 12, 2014
As discussed last week, Congress and the White House have been negotiating a budget deal to keep the government running past the expiration of the current deal on Dec. 11, and to avoid anyone having to take the blame for another government shutdown.
Dec 11, 2014
The Senate Agriculture Committee, chaired by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., held a hearing titled "The Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Effective Enforcement and the Future of Derivatives Regulation" to air the effect of the reluctance of Congress to fund the CFTC.
Dec 10, 2014
The Senate Banking Committee's Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development, chaired by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., held a hearing titled "Inequality, Opportunity and the Housing Market." Beside Menendez only Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., attended.