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Bernanke's final speech: economics in verse

Jan 3, 2014
Bernanke said 2014 potentially "bodes well" for the US economy, but then things got weird when a University of Chicago economist played a tribute.
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All’s well that tapers well

Dec 18, 2013
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced it will cut its bond-buying program by $10 billion starting January. So what about this whole tapering thing? What’s it gonna mean for you and me and Aunt Mabel?
Posted In: Fed, taper, Bernanke, bond buying, stimulus, QE

How QE keeps your mortgage interest rate down

Nov 21, 2013
Keeping rates low is all about supply and demand.
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Meet Janet Yellen: Your new Fed chair

Nov 14, 2013
Two hours of Senate testimony, countless pages of written documents. Peel away the caution, the Fed-speak, and the dense economic language.
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Will Yellen continue to pull back the Fed's curtains?

Nov 14, 2013
Janet Yellen was the advocate for more transparency by the Fed. What will she do as chair?
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, Janet Yellen

Explainer: Fiscal hawks vs. fiscal doves

Nov 14, 2013
Why are those who want to fight inflation called 'fiscal hawks'?
Posted In: Bernanke, Yellen, Fed, Fiscal policy

Uncle Ben's secret recipe: Open the Fed's cookbook

Nov 1, 2013
Ben Bernanke's legacy at the Federal Reserve may be about the financial crisis -- and a new era of transparency.
Posted In: Bernanke, Fed, monetary policy, Janet Yellen

Tapering our own economic expectations

Oct 30, 2013
The Federal Reserve reaffirmed, to no one's surprise, that its stimulus will continue.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, taper, interest rates, dual mandate

Marketplace Voice Mail: Bid farewell to Mr. Federal Reserve

Oct 18, 2013
Ben Bernanke completes his term in January. Help us send him off!
Posted In: Bernanke, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

Bernanke vs. Congress: Final testimony in bond fight?

Jul 19, 2013
In what may be his final testimony before Congress as chairman of the Fed, Ben Bernanke says the central bank will wind down its bond buying program.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, Detroit

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