Jun 7, 2012 China's central bank this morning surprised global markets by cutting interest rates for the first time since 2008 in an effort to stimulate the slowing economy.
Jun 6, 2012 There was no cut in interest rates from the European Central Bank today, but some would like the ECB to take action soon.
Jun 5, 2012 Spain nears a credit crisis, worldwide markets are down, and U.S. borrowing costs near zero. Some economists argue this economic instant is the best time for the U.S. government to invest in infrastructure projects.
Apr 2, 2012 The survey consensus was for no increase to slight increase in interest rates for 2012. Nothing dramatic. Very muted. There's no sense that the economy will turn gangbusters. At best, the economy will show modest gains in 2012.
Mar 12, 2012 What more can the Federal Reserve do to help boost the American economy?
Feb 28, 2012 The Federal Reserve's policy of low interest rates allows the government to borrow money at little cost. But analysts predict it's just a matter of time before interest rates shoot back up.
Heidi N. Moore
Feb 7, 2012 How does Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke know the economy will need low interest rates through 2014? He doesn’t, but we listen anyway.
Jan 26, 2012 Retirees see less return on savings; some businesses invest in tech, not workers.
Heidi N. Moore
Jan 24, 2012 Tomorrow the Federal Reserve Bank will let all 17 members of its committee publicly reveal they think will happen to interest rates in the coming months and years. Will this be good news for nervous markets?