Fed says banks could withstand 10% unemployment, 55% stock price drop in annual stress test

Fed says banks could withstand 10% unemployment, 55% stock price drop in annual stress test

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday projected the potential for a rockier road ahead for banks than it did a year ago, but said the 33 financial institutions it passed its annual stress test of capital reserves. The Fed estimated $612 billion in losses potential for banks in its most severe economic scenario, and said … Read more

FDA panel gives go-ahead for children under 5 to be vaccinated, but experts fret that not all parents will get on board

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave its endorsement to both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for children below the age of 5, the last group to be added to the vaccine program. The panel voted 21-0 that the benefits of Moderna’s MRNA, +3.19% two-dose vaccine for children between … Read more

Stagflation concerns mount: Americans are increasingly worried about red-hot inflation, jobs and their own deteriorating finances

Consumer inflation expectations are back at record highs, but people have no plans to slow their spending, according to a regional Federal Reserve bank survey released Monday. Households saw a 6.6% median inflation rate in the year ahead, setting a record high first set in March, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s … Read more

Senators Propose Industry-Friendly Cryptocurrency Bill

WASHINGTON—A pair of US senators unveiled legislation that would create special exemptions to federal law for some cryptocurrencies, amid an intensifying lobbying push by the industry to avoid existing regulations. Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R., Wyo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., NY) outlined a bill Tuesday dubbed the Responsible Financial Innovation Act, which aims to create a … Read more

Companies that exited Russia after its invasion of Ukraine are being rewarded with outsize stock-market returns, Yale study finds — and those that stayed are not

The almost 1,000 companies that have opted to pull out of Russia following its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine are not just benefiting from a reputational boost. They are also being rewarded by financial markets, while those who remain behind are being punished. “We find that equity markets are actually rewarding companies for leaving Russia while … Read more

Earth Crash Sharpens Washington’s Attention on Crypto Regulations

The collapse of the stablecoin TerraUSD USTUSD, +1.40% has made waves in Washington, attracting the attention of the nation’s top policymakers and adding urgency to an ongoing debate in Congress about cryptocurrency regulation. At its peak in early May, TerraUSD, also known by its ticker UST, was the third most popular stablecoin, with a market … Read more