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.
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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

How low can you go? Fed expected to keep interest rates low, but not lower

May 1, 2013
The Federal Reserve isn't expected to lower rates any more than it already has.
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A little alchemy to save the global economy

Apr 10, 2013
In Neil Irwin's new book, "The Alchemists," central bankers conjure magic to bolster their economies after the financial crisis of 2008.
Posted In: Bankers, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve

Obama, House Republicans move toward austerity

Apr 10, 2013
David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain Obama's proposed budget and how it differs from House Republican plans.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, federal budget, Obama

Test yourself: The Federal Reserve Time Machine

Mar 20, 2013
Think you can figure out the Federal Reserve's position on inflation and unemployment in 2012 compared to today? Test your smarts.
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Quantitative easing is here to stay: Analyst

Mar 20, 2013
Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain why the Federal Reserve is likely to continue with quantitative easing.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing