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A look inside the secret home for central bankers

Jun 5, 2013
A nondescript office building in Basel, Switzerland, houses one of the most powerful commercial banks in the world. But only central bankers are allowed to pass.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Switzerland, Federal Reserve, bank

Private sector job gains and the Fed's next move

Jun 5, 2013
Payroll processing company ADP reports 135,000 private sector jobs were added last month, falling below analyst expectations. Will the weak numbers cause the Federal Reserve to stick to stimulus?
Posted In: adp, Federal Reserve, Jobs, jobs report

Bad news is good news for the markets

Jun 4, 2013
Stock markets were up this morning, though data from a variety of sources indicate a only tepid economy. Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore & Company, says it's precisely this bad news that is making the market rally.
Posted In: stock market, Federal Reserve, stock

What do asteroids and the Federal Reserve have in common?

May 31, 2013
QE2. Quantitative easing or an asteroid?
Posted In: asteroid, space, Federal Reserve, quantitative easing

Is the end of quantitative easing near?

May 24, 2013
Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke is cautiously optimistic.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Ben Bernanke, quantitative easing, Federal Reserve

As Ben Bernanke speaks, Japan continues stimulus

May 22, 2013
Today Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives his latest economic report to Congress. His testimony comes on the same day that Japan's central bank is indicating its intention to continue stimulus measures.
Posted In: Japan, Ben Bernanke, stimulus, Federal Reserve

Is the economy ready to fly by itself?

May 20, 2013
What happens if the Federal Reserve takes away the big can of sterno it put under the U.S. economy?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stimulus

Fed may ease off on stimulus

May 17, 2013
There's talk in high places about the Fed ratcheting back on policies it hoped would add pep to the wheels of commerce.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stimulus

What unemployment rate should we be aiming for?

May 9, 2013
Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?
Posted In: Unemployment, Federal Reserve, Jobs

European Central Bank cuts interest rate to record low

May 2, 2013
The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates to a record low of 0.5 percent. But how much stimulus can the ECB really provide?
Posted In: ECB, interest rates, Federal Reserve, Europe debt crisis

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