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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

Bernanke's successor likely won't overhaul things

Jul 26, 2013
The battle for the next head of the Federal Reserve has heated up amid charges of sexism.
Posted In: Fed, Weekly Wrap

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

Ben Bernanke's swan song

Jul 15, 2013
Fed chair Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill for his last semi-annual two-day testimony. He may face tough questions, reflecting perceived politicization of his role in the absence of coordination between Congress and the White House.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, Congress, Obama congress, Federal Reserve

Wall Street's gut punch comes from the East

Jun 24, 2013
Will China’s efforts to curtail lending become a problem for the U.S. economy?
Posted In: China, interest rates, bond, Fed

Fed's stimulus spigot stays open, for now

Jun 20, 2013
Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve said they would keep the 'easy money' stimulus policies going...in the short term.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, QE2, quantitative easing, Federal Reserve

Ben Bernanke: Taper, no shave

Jun 18, 2013
The Kremlinology of Ben Bernanke and his announcement this week on the Fed's stimulus program.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, QE2, Federal Reserve

Another Fed meeting... Why bother?

Jan 30, 2013
With interest rates locked near zero until 6.5 percent unemployment, what's the point of meeting until then?
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, Economy, interest rates

Optimism! American companies buy big ticket items

Jan 28, 2013
An unexpected jump in orders for durable goods is a great sign for manufacturing and the economy.
Posted In: durable goods, Fed

Europe's big bond bet and what it means for the U.S.

Sep 5, 2012
Europe will likely announce a big bond-buying program tomorrow. The U.S. Fed will be watching.
Posted In: Fed, QE3, Federal Reserve, Europe debt crisis

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