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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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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

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

Why investors should thank the Fed

Mar 27, 2012
Since quantitative easing took place in 2010, stock prices in the U.S. went up something like 28 percent, adding $3.5 trillion.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing

Bernanke in translation: Rates will stay low

Mar 26, 2012
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says U.S. needs faster job growth before Fed changes monetary policy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Big banks pass Federal Reserve stress tests

Mar 14, 2012
The stock market had its best day of the year yesterday, in large part due to a pleasant surprise, in the form of a report card on stress tests that were taken by the big banks.
Posted In: stress tests, banking, Federal Reserve

Europe reacts to Fed stress test news

Mar 14, 2012
While U.S. stock markets reacted positively to the stress test news, some analysts in Europe still worry about the volatility of CitiGroup.
Posted In: Europe, stress tests, Citigroup, Federal Reserve

What to expect from today's Fed meeting

Mar 13, 2012
Can the Federal Reserve really do anything else to help stimulate the U.S. economy?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, economic stimulus

Federal Reserve meeting to focus on monetary policy

Mar 13, 2012
The top policy makers at the Federal Reserve are holding a meeting today in Washington to decide what to do next when it comes to monetary policy. Will they shift their focus now that we have signs of economic recovery?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Retail

Federal Reserve releases banks' stress test results

Mar 13, 2012
Turns out American banks are in a much better position financially than we thought.
Posted In: Banks, Federal Reserve, stress tests, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Goldman, Morgan Stanley

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