Janet Yellen: The chair of the US Federal Reserve faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Photograph: Bloomberg

Congressional Republicans have criticised Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s stewardship of the US economy and urged her to halt work on financial r(...)

US president Donald Trump signs an executive  order to review the Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Aude Guerrucci/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump on Friday ordered a review of banking regulations introduced after the 2008 financial crisis, including a review of a rule o(...)

President-elect Donald Trump following his meeting with Mitt Romney at the weekend. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on January 20th, was scheduled to hold talks in New (...)

Here’s a man bound to find extensive work opportunities over the next four years: Donald Trump impersonator Eric Jackman, here at work at a Trump campaign rally  in Manchester, New Hampshire. File photograph: Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images

Topped with a yellow wig and dressed in an ill-fitting suit, white shirt and power-red tie, Eric Jackman did a mean impersonation of Donald Trump at (...)

 Federal Reserve chairwoman  Janet Yellen testifies before the House finance committee  in Washington. PhotographGetty Images

Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, said the US economy was performing well and that Fed rate-setters might consider raising rates at the(...)

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(...)