Category: Janet Yellen

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill Allowing Crypto Investments in 401(k) Retirement Plans

Several U.S. lawmakers have introduced the Retirement Savings Modernization Act to provide 401(k) retirement savers access to a wide range of investments, including crypto assets. “With inflation at record highs, a stock market downturn, and a potential recession on the horizon,......

Despite the White House Debate, Critics Insist US Officially in a Recession After 2 Consecutive Quarters of Negative GDP Growth

The U.S. economy has declined for the second-straight quarter as the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 0.9% in Q2. The Bureau of Economic Analysis’s summary of the U.S. GDP follows the recent debate over the technical definition of a......

Biden Administration Accused of Propaganda and ‘Redefining’ a Recession’s Technical Definition

After people have accused bureaucrats and government agencies of changing definitions during the last few years, Joe Biden’s administration now claims that a second consecutive quarter of negative gross domestic product (GDP) does not indicate the U.S. is in a recession.......

SEC Chair Gensler Warns a Lot of Crypto Tokens Will Fail Following LUNA, UST Collapse

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has warned that a lot of crypto tokens will fail and many crypto investors will get hurt following the collapse of terra (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST). SEC Chair......

Treasury Secretary Yellen Says Crypto Regulation Should Support Responsible Innovation, Manage Risks

Treasury Secretary Yellen says the regulatory frameworks for crypto assets in the U.S. should “support responsible innovation while managing risks.” She emphasized, “Regulation should be based on risks and activities, not specific technologies.” Treasury Secretary Yellen on Crypto Regulation U.S. Treasury......

US Senator: ‘America Competes Act’ Is a Direct Attack on Crypto Industry, Government Is Picking Winners and Losers

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis says that the recently introduced “America Competes Act of 2022” is a direct attack on the crypto industry. “I will not stand by and let the heavy hand of the government pick winners and losers,” she stressed.......

US Treasury Secretary Yellen Says She’s Undecided Whether the Fed Should Issue Digital Currency

The U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that she has not made up her mind about whether the Fed should issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC). “There are some benefits” to a digital dollar, Yellen said, but noted that “there......

IRS, Janet Yellen Press Lawmakers to Push ‘Tax Compliance Agenda’ — Banks to Report Deposits, Withdrawals of $600

On Wednesday, U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner Charles Rettig and Janet Yellen, the Treasury secretary, urged lawmakers to give the IRS permission to report annual inflows and outflows from American bank accounts. Regardless of tax liability, financial institutions across the......