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Fed Likely to Raise Rates By Year’s End If ‘Economy Evolves’ As Expected

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*+-In both hearings, Yellen addressed the subject of the much-anticipated federal funds range increase; Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee, she reiterated that more economic improvement, particularly in the labor market, is needed along with confidence that the objective of 2 percent inflation can be met over the medium term. She said the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would determine on a meeting-by-meeting basis if progress toward that goal is sufficient enough to raise the rates.

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Congressional Hearings to Cover Economy, Monetary Policy, and Agencies’ Activities

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*+-On Wednesday, July 15, the House Financial Services Committee will receive the testimony of Fed Chair Janet Yellen in a full Committee hearing titled "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy." Chair Yellen will update the Committee on the progress of the economy toward meeting the four benchmarks for the economy as set by the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act (Humphrey Hawkins) Act of 1978.

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Witnesses at House Committee Hearing Testify of Dodd-Frank’s Adverse Effects

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*+-The hearing, titled "Dodd-Frank Five Years Later: Are We More Stable?" was the first in a series of three full Committee hearings to examine the impact Dodd-Frank has had on American consumers and the country's financial system and economy since President Obama signed it in to law in July 2010. The focus of Thursday's hearing was on how the 400 new regulations enacted in the 2,300-page law is a threat to the country's financial stability.

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House Committee Schedules Hearings Marking Anniversary of Dodd-Frank

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*+-The first hearing, titled "Dodd-Frank Five Years Later: Are We More Stable?" will begin Thursday, July 9, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The second hearing, titled "Dodd-Frank Five Years Later: Are We More Prosperous?" is scheduled for July 28. The date of the third hearing in the series, titled "Dodd-Frank Five Years Later: Are We More Free?" will be announced later, according to the Committee.

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Key Takeaways From CFPB Whistleblower Hearing in House Subcommittee

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*+-Witnesses who testified at the hearing were Robert Cauldwell, President of the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 335 and CFPB Examiner, and Florine Williams, Senior Equal Employment Specialist of the CFPB's Office of Civil Rights. Cauldwell went as far as to say the word "allegations" should be removed from the title of the hearing, because "discrimination and retaliation against CFPB employees is a fact."

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