When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently waded into murkier waters, she was backed by broad support from her colleagues.
The Fed has two objectives: to keep U.S. unemployment low and to keep prices stable.
The goal is to get unemployment below 6.5% and inflation up to 2.5%.
In March, the Fed decided to tweak those thresholds to a fuzzier "qualitative view" of the job market. Yellen has indicated the Fed will be MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - Apr 9, 2014 2:28 PM ET
Women of the Class of 2014: You probably knew this already but Sheryl Sandberg wants you to "lean in" from the very beginning of your career.
Next week, the bestselling author and Facebook COO is launching an expanded version of her Lean In book targeting new graduates entering the workforce.
The book, Lean In: For Graduates, includes the original text as well as six additional essays by other career experts, ranging from "Find MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - Mar 31, 2014 12:22 PM ET
Your late 20s are supposed to be one of the best times of your life: Old enough to build a career and start a family. But young enough to party.
According to a batch of new government data, it turns out it's not all beer and roses.
The U.S. Department of Labor is conducting a massive survey of millennials: Since 1997, researchers have followed the same group of 9,000 people, all born MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - Mar 27, 2014 8:38 AM ET
Brooklyn's economy is really heating up. But it's not all good news for the New York City borough now synonymous with coolness, hipsters and gentrification.
While some rapidly changing areas are driving much of the growth, poverty and unemployment remain high in the area as a whole, according to New York Fed President Bill Dudley.
When Dudley visited Brooklyn last week, he painted a picture of a Brooklyn success story. The job MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - Mar 12, 2014 9:26 AM ET
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