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New technology for Fed's money-counting machines

Oct 22, 2012
Now the Federal Reserve's money-counting machines can read bills worth $20 or less even if they're upside-down. They used to destroy bills that weren't stacked correctly.
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How QE3 could help the economy

Sep 14, 2012
Yesterday Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke laid out the Fed's new economic stimulus plan. It's round 3 of so-called quantitative easing. The Fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month, until it decides the economy has improved.
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European markets feel effect of QE3 announcement

Sep 14, 2012
The Fed will spend $40 billion a month buying mortgage securities. Yesterday, that news was a big help to markets here in America. Today, it seems to be giving a helping hand to Europe as well.
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Early reactions to the Fed's QE3 announcement

Sep 14, 2012
Yesterday, Ben Bernanke announced the Federal Reserve is going to do another round of what’s called “quantitative easing.” The Fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month until Bernanke and his colleagues are satisfied the job market -- and the economy -- have improved.
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Fed unveils QE3, now for some good analogies

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve announced its third round of quantitative easing Thursday to help stimulate the economy. You've heard the explainers. You've seen the videos. Now, let's review all the analogies.
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Is the Federal Reserve above politics?

Sep 13, 2012
Cries of politics haunt past election-year decisions on monetary policy.
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Federal Reserve announces QE3

Sep 13, 2012
Chairman Ben Bernanke revealed that Federal Reserve is proceeding with a third round of quantitative easing. How will this help the economy?
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Wholesale prices rise in August

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last month -- the biggest jump in three years.
Posted In: inflation, gas prices, food prices, Federal Reserve

The pros and cons of a possible QE3

Sep 13, 2012
Later today, the Federal Reserve wraps up a two day policy-setting meeting. The big question is whether they'll launch another round of "quantitative Easing" -- buying up bonds to inject some money and a bit more pep into the U.S. economy.
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What QE3 would mean for the economy

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing

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