Fed schedule suggests Greenspan January exit

The Federal Reserve has shortened its planned two-day monetary policy meeting for 31 Jan - 1 Fed down to one day, suggesting Alan Greenspan will leave the Fed then.

"This change avoids a meeting that spans the terms of two chairmen," the central bank said, confirming that 31 January likely would be Greenspan's last day as chairman.

The idea would be that the meeting would not overlap the departure of Greenspan and the arrival of his successor. The announcement represents the most clear indicati