May 24, 2013 Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke is cautiously optimistic.
May 24, 2013 In a week when markets have cringed at the mention of a retreat from the Fed's quantitative easing, or QE, we take a look at the history of the measure some have called a Jedi mind trick...with a little help from 'Star Wars.'
May 22, 2013 Today Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives his latest economic report to Congress. His testimony comes on the same day that Japan's central bank is indicating its intention to continue stimulus measures.
May 20, 2013 What happens if the Federal Reserve takes away the big can of sterno it put under the U.S. economy?
May 17, 2013 There's talk in high places about the Fed ratcheting back on policies it hoped would add pep to the wheels of commerce.
May 9, 2013 Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?
May 2, 2013 The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates to a record low of 0.5 percent. But how much stimulus can the ECB really provide?
May 1, 2013 The Federal Reserve isn't expected to lower rates any more than it already has.
Apr 10, 2013 In Neil Irwin's new book, "The Alchemists," central bankers conjure magic to bolster their economies after the financial crisis of 2008.