Janet Yellen, the new US Federal Reserve  chairman, has signaled she will carry on the central bank’s unprecedented stimulus until she sees improvement in an economy. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said today the US central bank was on track to keep reducing its policy stimulus, even as she acknowledged the l(...)

Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the US Federal Reserve and Ben  Bernanke, chairman, at meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington DC. Wall Street faces increased government oversight of trading after the passing of the Volcker rule. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The largest US banks were facing a new world order as regulators voted through the Volcker rule, which will make it harder for Wall Street to make ris(...)

Picking stocks: investors have reason to be grateful to devotees of the efficient market hypothesis and behavioural finance.  photograph: andrew burton/getty images

Are markets efficient, or are investor actions governed by animal instincts? Is it pointless trying to beat the market, or are stocks prone to systema(...)

Janet Yellen, president Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed the Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, at the end of January, at the Marriner S Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington.

Janet Yellen, Mr Obama’s nominee to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, will be the first female head of the US central bank and 15th chair, (...)

President Obama described Janet Yellen as one of the country’s “foremost economists and policymakers” as he named her as his nominee to become the nex(...)

President Barack Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve later today, administration officials said last night, ending an unusually public search to fill one of the most important economic policy-making jobs in the world. Photograph: Mary F Calvert/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen today to run the world’s most influential central bank, providing some relief to m(...)