Apr 10, 2013 In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Jan 30, 2013 With interest rates locked near zero until 6.5 percent unemployment, what's the point of meeting until then?
Jan 3, 2013 Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell says there is one bright economic spot to look forward to in the coming year: the housing market.
Dec 11, 2012 The Federal Reserve committee that sets U.S. monetary policy meets today and tomorrow.
Dec 11, 2012 Fed boards hopes to nurture housing recovery with purchase of mortgage-backed securities.
Sep 14, 2012 Stocks rise after the Federal Reserve’s aggressive intervention, but how broadly will Americans benefit? The richest 10 percent own most of the stock.
Sep 14, 2012 Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The third round of stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
Sep 14, 2012 People who save may bear a disproportionate share of the burden in our insatiable appetite for low interest rates.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 14, 2012 Yesterday Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke laid out the Fed's new economic stimulus plan. It's round 3 of so-called quantitative easing. The Fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month, until it decides the economy has improved.