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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

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

What the Federal Reserve has left in its arsenal

Mar 12, 2012
What more can the Federal Reserve do to help boost the American economy?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Operation Twist

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

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