Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 16, 2011 The Core Consumer Price Index tracks all kinds of spending except on food and gas, even though those prices help indicate consumers' choices and attitudes.
Dec 14, 2011 The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed this morning to maintain global production at about 30 million barrels of oil per day.
Dec 13, 2011 Federal Reserve officials are expected to announce that they will keep interest rates near zero, a level that has remained steady since the financial crisis
Dec 13, 2011 Former Fed economist Gary Shilling says it is unlikely the Fed will change the zero percent interest rate anytime soon, and when it does, the shift will be more the effect than the cause of a booming economy.
Dec 12, 2011 The Federal Reserve is talking about being more upfront about its projections and its targets for short-term interest rates, and its view of the jobs picture, and inflation.
Dec 12, 2011 The Federal Reserve's interest rate committee holds its last meeting of the year tomorrow. The Fed hopes to soon make its actions more easily understandable to individuals and business owners.
Dec 2, 2011 Is the U.S. borrowing trouble with the Federal Reserve's offer to swap dollars for shaky euros?
Nov 30, 2011 Six central banks, led by the U.S. Federal Reserve, have announced a plan to inject dollars into the life support system keeping European banks alive. The move was meant to restore confidence in the global financial system.
Nov 30, 2011 The Federal Reserve and other major central banks take coordinated action to provide cheap dollars to European banks that face funding problems