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Fischer Praises Economy, Straddles FOMC Liftoff Date Camps

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left open the option of an interest-rate increase next month, walking a line between officials who want to delay due to market turmoil and those who say the economy is strong enough to handle a move.

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UAL
+3.76
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United Continental Holdings Inc
WFT
+0.61
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Weatherford International PLC
AA
+0.55
+6.21%
Alcoa Inc
FTI
+1.76
+5.41%
FMC Technologies Inc

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ADSK
-2.48
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Autodesk Inc
WDAY
-2.61
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Workday Inc
FIT
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Fitbit Inc
BXLT
-1.18
-3.24%
Baxalta Inc

Are Global Markets in a Currency War?

Harvard's Gita Gopinath discusses the outlook for global currencies with Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley at the Jackson Hole economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Source: Bloomberg)

Latest Markets Videos

Zero Rates Kill Discipline in Financial Markets: Blinder

Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and professor of economics at Princeton University, talks about inflation expectation and Fed monetary policy. Blinder speaks with Brendan Greeley on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Markets" from the sidelines of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Source: Bloomberg)

Are Global Markets in a Currency War?

Harvard's Gita Gopinath discusses the outlook for global currencies with Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley at the Jackson Hole economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Source: Bloomberg)

Fed Presidents on Policy at Jackson Hole in Two Minutes

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota, Kansas City Fed President Esther George, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart and Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester offer their views on the recent volatility in financial markets and the outlook for Fed policy. Watch all the key moments from their interviews at the Kansas City Fed's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in two minutes. (Source: Bloomberg)

Sticky Talks: The Trade Deal and the Politics of Sugar

A sweet deal for American sugar farmers is compounding delays in a proposed trade agreement affecting 40 percent of the world’s economy. The commodity has become a sticky subject in talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, potentially the biggest trade deal in history and a key goal of the Obama administration. Bloomberg's Alan Bjerga has more on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Greece Capital Controls Can Work: Iceland's Gudmundsson

Iceland central bank Governor Mar Gudmundsson talks about capital controls in Iceland and Greece, and claims made by creditors on the island's failed banks. Gudmundsson speaks with Brendan Greeley on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Markets" at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Source: Bloomberg)

Stocks

Tesla's New Car Is So Good, It Literally Broke the Consumer Reports Scale

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While Many Panicked, Japanese Day Trader Made $34 Million

While a lot of investors were hitting the panic button Monday, a Japanese day trader who’d made a big bet against the market timed the bottom almost perfectly and narrated a play-by-play of the trade to his 40,000 Twitter followers. He claims to have walked away with $34 million.

Inflation Expectations Add to Fed Rate Hike Dilemma

James Rickards, portfolio manager at West Shore Group, discusses the Federal Reserve's inability to spark inflation and the cross-influence of markets and the Fed. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Blinder: Inflation, Market Discipline Influence Fed

Princeton University Economics Professor Alan Blinder discusses how inflation and the lack of market discipline encouraged by easy monetary policy influence the Federal Reserve's thinking on raising rates. He speaks with Brendan Greeley from the Jackson Hole economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)