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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

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

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

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

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