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A cautionary tale on money market mutual funds

Mar 12, 2012
You can't trust the money market mutual fund pledge not to break a buck -- at least not with your safe money, the money you depend on to be there in tough times like 2008.
Posted In: money market mutual funds, money-funds, safe money, SEC, Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury

Household investment is up

Mar 7, 2012
Consumer borrowing is on the rise. Here's the thing: Credit card borrowing is down. Student loans and auto loans -- investment debt -- is up.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, consumer credit, student loans, auto loans, Credit Cards

Ben Bernanke remains cautious in House remarks

Mar 1, 2012
The Federal Reserve chairman was careful about what he said yesterday in his speech on the U.S. economy to the House Financial Services Committee.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

The Ben Bernanke Congressional Variety Hour

Mar 1, 2012
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been testifying in front of Congress this week - and he's been asked about everything but the economy.
Posted In: Bernanke, Federal Reserve, gold, Ron Paul, Low Energy

The future of low-cost borrowing

Feb 28, 2012
The Federal Reserve's policy of low interest rates allows the government to borrow money at little cost. But analysts predict it's just a matter of time before interest rates shoot back up.
Posted In: borrowing, interest rates, U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve

Happy #FedValentines Day!

Feb 10, 2012
The favorite holiday of economists and business journalists.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Bernanke stands firm on low interest rates

Feb 7, 2012
How does Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke know the economy will need low interest rates through 2014? He doesn’t, but we listen anyway.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, interest rates

Federal Reserve considers Capital One-ING Direct merger

Feb 7, 2012
Capital One wants to link up with the Internet Bank ING Direct USA in a $9 billion deal, but it has to get approval from the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: banking, ING Direct USA, Capital One, Federal Reserve

Ben Bernanke to give lectures on Federal Reserve

Jan 26, 2012
The chairman of the Federal Reserve will be leading an undergraduate course on the Fed and its role in the economy. How are students reacting?
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, universities, Education

Watching the Fed

Jan 24, 2012
Tomorrow the Federal Reserve Bank will let all 17 members of its committee publicly reveal they think will happen to interest rates in the coming months and years. Will this be good news for nervous markets?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Fed

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