Aug 31, 2012 The big news of the day is Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's much-anticipated speech at Jackson Hole. Also, we fact-check a misleading campaign ad about welfare.
Aug 31, 2012 Ben Bernanke delivers a highly anticipated speech at an economic conference in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Aug 31, 2012 Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to give a big speech at an economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It's a place with a little bit of Fed history.
Aug 29, 2012 Jeffrey Lacker, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, says he's wary of using monetary policy to increase inflation to try and boost economic growth.
Aug 23, 2012 There are new signs the Federal Reserve is getting ready to pump more money into the U.S. economy. Notes from a Fed meeting earlier this month were just released and they seem to indicate we've got another economic stimulus package in our future.
Aug 16, 2012 Today starts with some more tepid economic news. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits ticked up slightly to 366,000 last week.
Aug 14, 2012 The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston explains why he thinks the Fed needs to step in with more monetary stimulus.
Aug 10, 2012 Joe Gagnon, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses the innerworkings of the Federal Reserve committee.
Aug 6, 2012 The Treasury Department is planning to roll out a floating-rate note program in about a year. But what is a floating-rate note and why do we need one? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains with a boat analogy.
Aug 2, 2012 The Fed announced yesterday that it is prepared to act if the economy gets worse -- But for now, nada. Which brings us to the European Central Bank, which is holding a meeting today in Frankfurt and might have a little something up its sleeve for the global economy.