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The comic features features Fed Chair Janet Yellen as a contestant on the game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire". The audience behind Yellen, which includes former Fed chief Ben Bernanke, are throwing tomatoes at her.

Caption for the comic: "After disappointing markets last week, will Yellen make it up to them later this year?"

The Federal Reserve's decision last week not to raise interest rates disappointed most market players who were expecting the central bank to hike rates for the first time since 2006. The questions remains whether Yellen and the Fed will make it up to them at some point later this year, or will they delay the move to early 2016. The central bank has two more scheduled policy meetings before the end of 2015, in late October and mid-December.

The Fed’s Disastrous Gift

Did Yellen just get the green light for an interest-rate hike in December? The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that October saw the addition of 161,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9%. At the same time, […]

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A Record Number of Failed U.S. Deals

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Last year saw a record number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), altogether valued at a monumental $4.78 trillion worldwide. Since then, M&A activity has sharply declined overall, with deals limited mostly to larger, multinational corporations. According to M&A database group […]

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