Federal Reserve


Will the Federal Reserve step in, again?

Sep 10, 2012
At its two-day meeting this week the big question on every economists' mind: Will the Fed announce another round of economic stimulus?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, QE3, quantitative easing

QE3 ahoy!

Sep 7, 2012
Today's gloomy jobs report makes another round of quantitative easing a lot more likely.
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After Europe's bond move, all eyes on the Fed

Sep 7, 2012
The European Central Bank says it will buy sovereign bonds to prop up ailing economies. What will the Federal Reserve do next week?
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Europe's big bond bet and what it means for the U.S.

Sep 5, 2012
Europe will likely announce a big bond-buying program tomorrow. The U.S. Fed will be watching.
Posted In: Fed, QE3, Federal Reserve, Europe debt crisis, whiteboard

Conflicting messages from the Fed in Jackson Hole

Aug 31, 2012
Ben Bernanke delivers a highly anticipated speech at an economic conference in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve

Expectations limited for Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech

Aug 31, 2012
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to give a big speech at an economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It's a place with a little bit of Fed history.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, QE2

Richmond Fed president on keeping inflation stable

Aug 29, 2012
Jeffrey Lacker, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, says he's wary of using monetary policy to increase inflation to try and boost economic growth.
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Signs that the Fed could inject more money into economy

Aug 23, 2012
There are new signs the Federal Reserve is getting ready to pump more money into the U.S. economy. Notes from a Fed meeting earlier this month were just released and they seem to indicate we've got another economic stimulus package in our future.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, quantitative easing

Tepid news in jobs, construction, retail

Aug 16, 2012
Today starts with some more tepid economic news. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits ticked up slightly to 366,000 last week.
Posted In: Housing, Federal Reserve, fiscal cliff

Federal Reserve's Eric Rosengren on more stimulus for the U.S. economy

Aug 14, 2012
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston explains why he thinks the Fed needs to step in with more monetary stimulus.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing