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What's funnier than a room of economists?

Feb 21, 2014
Just about anything.
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Will Janet Yellen follow the Bernanke plan?

Feb 11, 2014
Yellen faces her first congressional hearing today as Fed chair.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, Federal Reserve, Congress

Advice for Janet Yellen

Jan 31, 2014
We wondered what sort of advice people -- not just those who know the Fed but regular folks, too -- might have for Janet Yellen, as she becomes the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

What tapering in the U.S. has to do with Turkey and South Africa

Jan 29, 2014
Why our recovery is throwing emerging economies into a tizzy
Posted In: taper, Federal Reserve, emerging markets

Timeline: The afterlives of former Federal Reserve Chairmen

Jan 24, 2014
What awaits Ben Bernanke? A look at his predecessors
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, chairman of the federal reserve

Mortgage applications drop after the Fed takes a little juice out of the bond market

Dec 24, 2013
Applications for home mortgages in the U.S. have dropped to a record low since the Federal Reserve announced its plans to slow its bond-buying program.
Posted In: mortgage, Federal Reserve, bond buying

You're invited! It's the Fed's 100th anniversary!

Dec 23, 2013
Marketplace invites you to the party of the year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed

The Fed isn't worried about inflation. But should it worry about deflation?

Dec 19, 2013
The Fed is not worried about inflation right now. But should it also worry about the opposite? Persistently falling prices, or deflation, can also wreck an economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, inflation, deflation

A long, strange trip for the Fed's extraordinary stimulus

Dec 16, 2013
Now that some parts of the economy seem addicted to the Fed's stimulus, how does the central bank extricate it?
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, stimulus

The power of the central bank to create money out of thin air wasn't always so easy

Dec 5, 2013
The Federal Reserve has been creating money to the tune of about $85 billion dollars a month. But the first time a central bank tried to do that...it didn't go over so well.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, fiat money

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