Apr 4, 2012 At the Federal Reserve's latest meeting, only two of 10 voting committee members support additional stimulus. The Fed inspector general, meanwhile, released a report that Fed money didn't contribute to the Watergate burglary, or to Saddam Hussein and Iraq getting weapons in the 1980s.
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.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 27, 2012 Since quantitative easing took place in 2010, stock prices in the U.S. went up something like 28 percent, adding $3.5 trillion.
Mar 26, 2012 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says U.S. needs faster job growth before Fed changes monetary policy.
Mar 22, 2012 I am 32 years old and would consider myself financially illiterate! I briefly held a credit card, but after a series of rather poor decisions at the age of 20, I got spooked by the idea of credit altogether. When I last checked my score several years ago, it was not surprisingly in the toilet. In deciding to try and repair my finances, I checked my score today and found that it was (surprise!) 775! So after years of neglect, illiteracy and general incompetence, how do I maintain this incredible turn? Desperately in need of some sound, simple advice! Ryan, Cincinnati, OH
Mar 19, 2012 The U.S. Treasury has profited from buying mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis.
Mar 14, 2012 The stock market had its best day of the year yesterday, in large part due to a pleasant surprise, in the form of a report card on stress tests that were taken by the big banks.
Mar 14, 2012 While U.S. stock markets reacted positively to the stress test news, some analysts in Europe still worry about the volatility of CitiGroup.
Mar 13, 2012 Can the Federal Reserve really do anything else to help stimulate the U.S. economy?
Mar 13, 2012 The top policy makers at the Federal Reserve are holding a meeting today in Washington to decide what to do next when it comes to monetary policy. Will they shift their focus now that we have signs of economic recovery?