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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

Recession wipes out family net worth, but not income

Jun 12, 2012
A new report from the Federal Reserve shows that the median net worth of the American househeld is down 40 percent since 2007 and income is down 7 percent.
Posted In: income, net worth, Federal Reserve, recession

Why companies are still hoarding their cash

Jun 8, 2012
Like the rest of us, companies are still uncertain of the economic future. But spending and investing could help to push the economy forward.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Federal Reserve

U.S. Fed approves Basel III

Jun 8, 2012
The Federal Reserve has just approved a proposal to make every bank in America keep more capital on hand. The measure may help taxpayers weather the next financial storm, but hurt bank stockholders.
Posted In: bank regulations, Federal Reserve

Spain asks for bailout, Fed sets new banking buffer

Jun 8, 2012
One of the big rain clouds hanging over markets this morning is coming from Spain. There are reports that the Spanish government could ask Europe to bailout its banks this weekend.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve and interest rates

Jun 8, 2012
There is an implication by those in the media that the Fed is essentially out of tools when it comes to lowering interest rates. Can the Federal Reserve lower the Fed Funds rate below zero? If so, what would be the implications for borrowers, savers and the macroeconomy? Richard, Marietta, GA
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Options narrow for Federal Reserve action

Jun 7, 2012
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is on Capitol Hill today and he's under pressure to do more to stimulate the economy in the United States.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, interest rates, quantitative easing

Bernanke: Fed will act if there is risk

Jun 7, 2012
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was on Capital Hill today, he didn't rule out action, but did not suggest any immediate policy changes.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, interest rates, quantitative easing

Americans concerned over Fed's low interest rates

Jun 7, 2012
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke may announce a new plan for interest rates today on Capitol Hill. Six in 10 Americans want the Federal Reserve to consider the negative impact of low interest rates on retirees and savings.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve, retirement savings

Market hope hangs on Bernanke

Jun 7, 2012
All eyes are on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke today as he testifies today on Capitol Hill and announces his plans for interest rates and quantitative easing.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Europe debt crisis, Ben Bernanke

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