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.
Jul 20, 2012 Small businesses find it harder to get credit, so they create fewer jobs.
Jul 17, 2012 Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will testify on Capitol Hill today, and the big question is: Will he signal that more monetary stimulus is on the way?
Jul 17, 2012 Senators are likely to question Federal Reserve chairman about what banking regulators knew about manipulation of key lending rate.
Jul 16, 2012 Finding a new job in this economy is hard for everyone, particularly for those above 55. It takes more effort, sacrifice and a little bit of creativity.
Jul 13, 2012 A frustrated mother sends her teenager daughter a letter, explaining how she and her father are still trying to provide for the family while they are both unemployed.
Jul 12, 2012 This morning the Labor Department reported the number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell by 26,000 last week to 350,000, the best number since March of 2008. Analysts point to the auto industry's seasonal production schedule as the source of the weekly dip.