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How central bank tactics stack up

Jun 21, 2012
The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will continue holding interest rates down the rest of the year through its "Operation Twist" -- swapping short-term securities for long-term ones. But the economic crisis is global, and ours is not the only central bank that's worried about stoking economic growth.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve can only do so much

Jun 21, 2012
The Federal Reserve will continue its Operation Twist program, but it can't do much else to help the global economic downturn caused by financial strain in Europe. On the plus side? We get lower gas prices.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Oil, Europe debt crisis

Is the Federal Reserve running out of ammo?

Jun 21, 2012
Global markets, and many economists, seem unimpressed this morning with the news yesterday from the Federal Reserve that it will expand the Operation Twist monetary stimulus program.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Awaiting the Federal Reserve's next move

Jun 20, 2012
The Fed will wrap up a meeting today in Washington, and the expectation is that policymakers will launch more monetary stimulus to boost the economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stimulus, quantitative easing

Markets await news from the Federal Reserve

Jun 20, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up a meeting in Washington today, and markets around the world are waiting to see if the rumors are true and more monetary stimulus is on the way.
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How the markets could react to latest Fed meeting

Jun 20, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up a meeting today in Washington. And the expectation is that policymakers will launch more monetary stimulus to boost the economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Federal Reserve to announce possible monetary policy changes

Jun 20, 2012
The U.S. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee finishes two days of meetings today. And we'll have an announcement shortly on what -- if any -- change in monetary policy they might have decided on.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Federal Reserve to continue Operation Twist

Jun 20, 2012
Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed would continue buying Treasury bills to drive long-term interest rates down, but would also wait before taking more action on the economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Operation Twist

Fed ponders solution to growth, credit gap

Jun 19, 2012
The Federal Reserve faces sluggish growth and a dilemma: Low interest rates aren’t benefiting many needy consumers who have blemished credit.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, credit

How bailout plans have changed

Jun 18, 2012
The stabilizing election result in Greece does not change the reality that banks are on the brink in a number of European countries. And there's hot debate in Europe over just how much the European Central Bank should do to bailout the banks -- a problem we can relate to here in the states.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bailout

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