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The internal struggles of the Federal Reserve board

Aug 10, 2012
Joe Gagnon, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses the innerworkings of the Federal Reserve committee.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Federal Reserve, European Central Bank weigh options

Aug 2, 2012
The Fed announced yesterday that it is prepared to act if the economy gets worse -- But for now, nada. Which brings us to the European Central Bank, which is holding a meeting today in Frankfurt and might have a little something up its sleeve for the global economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, stimulus

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

After meeting, is Federal Reserve ready to take action?

Aug 1, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up a two day meeting today in Washington. And the big question -- yet again...will be: Is the Fed ready to launch some new economic stimulus, in line with its mandate to help the country reach full employment?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stimulus

The Fed's new tool: Negative interest rates?

Jul 30, 2012
The Federal Reserve meets again this week, and the buzz is that Chairman Ben Bernanke could be considering some "new tools," for stimulating growth -- perhaps using interest rates to encourage banks to take some risks with their money.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, negative interest rate

Markets await Bernanke's next steps for Fed

Jul 17, 2012
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will testify on Capitol Hill today, and the big question is: Will he signal that more monetary stimulus is on the way?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, Dollar exchange rate

Bernanke likely to be queried about LIBOR scandal

Jul 17, 2012
Senators are likely to question Federal Reserve chairman about what banking regulators knew about manipulation of key lending rate.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, LIBOR

Markets down on jobs report, uncertainty

Jul 6, 2012
U.S. markets are down slightly this morning on the latest jobs data from the Labor Department which said that just 80,000 jobs were added in the U.S. last month and unemployment remained at 8.2 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Federal Reserve, Monetary and fiscal policy

China and EU stimulus may lift U.S. economy

Jul 5, 2012
Today central banks in Europe and China announced new monetary stimulus measures to spur economic growth. How will the global stimulus measures impact the U.S. economy and unemployment?
Posted In: jobs report, Federal Reserve, Unemployment, interest rates

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

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