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Should the Fed do anything to stimulate the economy?

Aug 1, 2012
The Federal Reserve will be wrapping up its latest meeting with a statement that may or may not announce new efforts to help the economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed

Explaining the Fed's 'Operation Twist' with diamonds

Jun 26, 2012
The Federal Reserve's most recent policy move is simply a way of driving down interest rates. But how does it work? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains Operation Twist with a simple analogy.
Posted In: Fed, treasury, Operation Twist, Federal Reserve, Treasuries, interest rates

Fed survey: Median net worth fell 40% during recession

Jun 15, 2012
A scary new survey from the Federal Reserve shows the average U.S. family's wealth plunged during the recession.
Posted In: Fed, net worth

Durable goods: More economic green shoots

Jan 26, 2012
Durable goods purchases were up in December, reinforcing the feeling that the economy is making a recovery. Should we believe the hype?
Posted In: Fed, Ben Bernanke, durable goods

Watching the Fed

Jan 24, 2012
Tomorrow the Federal Reserve Bank will let all 17 members of its committee publicly reveal they think will happen to interest rates in the coming months and years. Will this be good news for nervous markets?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Fed

Reg-you-lay-shun

Feb 27, 2009
Our economic blogging conference has broken into smaller groups for lunch, and the session I'm attending is called "The Fate of Finance." The...
Posted In: bloggers, blogging, blogs, economists, Fed, madoff, regulation

Airplane Reading

Feb 26, 2009
I read some interesting stuff on my flight to Kansas City, which I'll get to in a moment. But first, my flight. I don't fly Southwest often, but...
Posted In: Airlines, bailout, Fed

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