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 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.
Aug 1, 2012 The Federal Reserve will be wrapping up its latest meeting with a statement that may or may not announce new efforts to help the economy.
Aug 1, 2012 The Federal Reserve wraps up a two day meeting today in Washington. And the big question -- yet again...will be: Is the Fed ready to launch some new economic stimulus, in line with its mandate to help the country reach full employment?
Jul 30, 2012 The Federal Reserve meets again this week, and the buzz is that Chairman Ben Bernanke could be considering some "new tools," for stimulating growth -- perhaps using interest rates to encourage banks to take some risks with their money.