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The pheasant economic indicator

Oct 16, 2013
The Federal Reserve notes that pheasants in South Dakota can tell us a lot about the economy.
Posted In: The Fed, Ben Bernanke, pheasants, South Dakota

The legacy of Ben Bernanke

Oct 9, 2013
The outgoing Fed chairman presided over the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, chairman of the federal reserve

Why the Federal Reserve's decisions matter to you

Sep 20, 2013
You've heard of the Federal Reserve. You've heard of Ben Bernanke. You know that they're important. But do you know how the Fed's decisions directly affect your wallet?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Who wins after the Fed's no tapering news?

Sep 20, 2013
After the Fed's surprising announcement that it will continue stimulus spending, there are winners and losers. We sort them out.
Posted In: Fed, FOMC, Ben Bernanke, tapering, stimulus, bond buying

Bernanke's taper -- that wasn't

Sep 18, 2013
Economists had expected the Fed to scale back its bond-buying program. Economists were wrong.
Posted In: taper, Federal Reserve, tapering, Ben Bernanke, quantitative easing

Larry Summers won't be the next Fed chair, but who will be?

Sep 16, 2013
Pushback from Democrats and other groups was part of the reason Summers withdrew his name from the running.
Posted In: Larry Summers, Fed chair, Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Larry Summers withdraws name from Fed chair job, international markets react

Sep 16, 2013
Global stocks are near five year highs and bond yields across Europe and Asia have fallen.
Posted In: Larry Summers, Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen

This summer's best drama: The fight over who will be Fed chair

Jul 31, 2013
The political battle over who will succeed Ben Bernanke is heating up -- and it could be the most important economic policy decision made this year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, Larry Summers

Federal Reserve stimulus: Preview and post-view

Jul 17, 2013
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke made his semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill today. He told lawmakers that Fed tapering of economic stimulus is not "pre-ordained."
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, quantitative easing

Interested in running the Fed? Any one?

Jun 28, 2013
Now that President Obama has suggested publicly that Ben Bernanke might not stay on at the Federal Reserve past January, the quest is on for replacements.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen

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