Dec 19, 2013 The Fed is not worried about inflation right now. But should it also worry about the opposite? Persistently falling prices, or deflation, can also wreck an economy.
Dec 18, 2013 On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced it will cut its bond-buying program by $10 billion starting January. So what about this whole tapering thing? What’s it gonna mean for you and me and Aunt Mabel?
Dec 18, 2013 The long awaited move has come. The Fed says its going to cut its monthly asset purchases by $10 billion.
Dec 17, 2013 Some are worried the Fed will announce that it’s going to stop -- or at least slow -- its stimulative bond-buying program.
Dec 16, 2013 Now that some parts of the economy seem addicted to the Fed's stimulus, how does the central bank extricate it?
Dec 5, 2013 The Federal Reserve has been creating money to the tune of about $85 billion dollars a month. But the first time a central bank tried to do that...it didn't go over so well.
Nov 26, 2013 There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.
Nov 26, 2013 Lending money for 30 years at a fixed interest rate isn't attractive to banks. So how did 30-year fixed-rate mortgages come to be the standard?
Nov 21, 2013 Keeping rates low is all about supply and demand.