Dec 11, 2012 The Federal Reserve committee that sets U.S. monetary policy meets today and tomorrow.
Dec 11, 2012 Fed boards hopes to nurture housing recovery with purchase of mortgage-backed securities.
Nov 14, 2012 The number two official at the U.S. Federal Reserve, Vice Chair Janet Yellen, has thrown her weight behind a major change in Fed policy. The issue is how the central bank should schedule its stimulus policies.
Oct 22, 2012 Now the Federal Reserve's money-counting machines can read bills worth $20 or less even if they're upside-down. They used to destroy bills that weren't stacked correctly.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 14, 2012 Yesterday Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke laid out the Fed's new economic stimulus plan. It's round 3 of so-called quantitative easing. The Fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month, until it decides the economy has improved.
Sep 14, 2012 The Fed will spend $40 billion a month buying mortgage securities. Yesterday, that news was a big help to markets here in America. Today, it seems to be giving a helping hand to Europe as well.
Sep 14, 2012 Yesterday, Ben Bernanke announced the Federal Reserve is going to do another round of what’s called “quantitative easing.” The Fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month until Bernanke and his colleagues are satisfied the job market -- and the economy -- have improved.
Sep 13, 2012 The Federal Reserve announced its third round of quantitative easing Thursday to help stimulate the economy. You've heard the explainers. You've seen the videos. Now, let's review all the analogies.
Sep 13, 2012 Cries of politics haunt past election-year decisions on monetary policy.