Dec 24, 2013 Applications for home mortgages in the U.S. have dropped to a record low since the Federal Reserve announced its plans to slow its bond-buying program.
Dec 23, 2013 Marketplace invites you to the party of the year.
Dec 19, 2013 The Fed is not worried about inflation right now. But should it also worry about the opposite? Persistently falling prices, or deflation, can also wreck an economy.
Dec 16, 2013 Now that some parts of the economy seem addicted to the Fed's stimulus, how does the central bank extricate it?
Dec 5, 2013 The Federal Reserve has been creating money to the tune of about $85 billion dollars a month. But the first time a central bank tried to do that...it didn't go over so well.
Nov 26, 2013 There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.
Nov 26, 2013 Lending money for 30 years at a fixed interest rate isn't attractive to banks. So how did 30-year fixed-rate mortgages come to be the standard?
Nov 20, 2013 We don't know when the Federal Reserve will trim its bond-buying policies that boost the economy, but we do know that tapering that program will be intricate work.
Nov 14, 2013 The head of the Federal Reserve doesn't have to listen to Congress after confirmation, but a nominee does have to listen before hand