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Should central banks be doing more?

Jun 6, 2012
There's been more and more talk of the world economy slowing down. Still, the European Central Bank isn't changing its interest rate, and the Federal Reserve hasn't budged yet.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, global recession

Who are the biggest holders of U.S. debt?

Jun 4, 2012
There's always talk that foreigners -- China, especially -- hold all of our debt, but that isn't true.
Posted In: Treasuries, Federal Reserve

Jobs data may determine Fed's next step

Jun 1, 2012
May's job data, which comes out today, could help determine whether the Federal Reserve pumps more money into the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, jobs report, Unemployment, quantitative easing

Nearing 100, Federal Reserve crowdsources its centennial

May 31, 2012
The Federal Reserve is almost 100, and it wants your help in compiling an inventory of its history.
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Fed holds off on new steps to help U.S. economy

Apr 26, 2012
The Federal Reserve won't be taking any major new steps to help the economy at this time, and the reason is that the Fed expects the U.S. economy to grow at about 3 percent this year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, GDP, Ben Bernanke

Could the U.S. follow the U.K. into another recession?

Apr 26, 2012
The Federal Reserve has upgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy in 2012 but also downgraded its outlooks for 2013 and 2014. There are worries the U.S. could fall back into recession just like the U.K. did.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, UK

Federal Reserve holding off on new action... for now

Apr 26, 2012
The Fed has ended its two-day meeting and the conclusion is the economy isn't bad enough to take new action now.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Housing, Ben Bernanke

How will the Fed respond to March's jobs numbers?

Apr 9, 2012
March's disappointing jobs report could push the Federal Reserve to do more to spur job growth. Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to speak on the subject today in Atlanta.
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Fed money played no role in Watergate

Apr 4, 2012
At the Federal Reserve's latest meeting, only two of 10 voting committee members support additional stimulus. The Fed inspector general, meanwhile, released a report that Fed money didn't contribute to the Watergate burglary, or to Saddam Hussein and Iraq getting weapons in the 1980s.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Ron Paul, Watergate

Markets react to Fed news, ADP jobs report

Apr 4, 2012
The payroll processing company ADP said the U.S. private sector added 209,000 jobs last month, a sign that job growth has yet to be affected by high gas prices. The seeming recovery has also led the Fed to announce it will ease off with quantitative easing.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, employment, quantitative easing

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