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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, whiteboard

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, whiteboard

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

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