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In another historic confirmation and with a slim victory, the U.S. Senate has confirmed the first Black woman to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of the Federal Reserve System. Lisa D. Cook, an economist, is the first Black woman to serve on the board in its 108-year history, according to the NBC News. The […]

Dr. Lisa DeNell Cook, of Michigan, nominated to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, speaks before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., February 3, 2022. Ken Cedeno | Reuters WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed economist Lisa Cook on Tuesday […]

The Houston Ship Channel and adjacent refineries, part of the Port of Houston, are seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, May 12 (Reuters) – Nine U.S. Gulf Coast refineries exceeded the federal regulatory action level between 2018 and 2020 for pollution […]

U.S. District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf and U.S. Circuit Judge Amy St. Eve testify before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2022. U.S. House of Representatives/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Judiciary requesting . . .

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PHILADELPHIA — A former United States Golf Association employee who sold millions of dollars’ worth of illegal U.S. Open tickets to local brokers was sentenced to 14 months in prison Wednesday, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams. Robert Fryer, 40, of Perkasie, was also given three years of supervised release, and […]

The Dallas Federal Reserve has named a new president to succeed its former one, who resigned last year amid a controversy over stock trading. Lorie K. Logan will serve as head of the central bank branch, according to an announcement Wednesday. Central bank watchers know Logan’s name well, as she currently serves as head of […]

The Senate confirmed economist Cook to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors, making her the first Black woman to do so in the institution’s 108-year history. Ken Cedeno/Pool Photo via AP hide caption toggle caption Ken Cedeno/Pool Photo via AP The Senate confirmed economist Cook to serve on the Federal Reserve’s board of […]

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed economist Lisa Cook on Tuesday night to serve on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, making her the first Black woman to sit on the panel in its 108-year history. Cook was confirmed in a 51-50 party-line vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. She will join the […]

Rally comes after Fed Chair Jerome Powell says central bank not “actively considering” 0.75 percentage point increase. Asian shares rose on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate by half a percentage point but struck a less hawkish tone than some investors had feared. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia Pacific shares […]


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