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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

Making your own version of the Fed's Beige Book

Jan 12, 2012
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book is a review of economic trends in the country. The Fed's method of gathering data on the economy is pretty simple, though: Just calling around and asking.
Posted In: Beige Book, Federal Reserve, economic indicators

When Geithner praised Greenspan

Jan 12, 2012
The minutes of Alan Greenspan's last meeting as chairman of the Federal Reserve were released today. It reveals some praising words from then-president of the New York Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, Timothy Geithner

Federal Reserve to give quarterly interest rate reports

Jan 3, 2012
That's instead of the usual 'for the foreseeable future' thing they usually do. The Fed is striving to be more open in its communication.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve

What low inflation means for the economy

Dec 30, 2011
Low interest rates and low inflation will help play into policy decisions, such as the future of the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: inflation, interest rates, Federal Reserve

Obama nominates two for Federal Reserve board

Dec 28, 2011
The Obama administration hopes that the Senate will approve its two appointees -- one Democrat, one Republican -- to the Federal Reserve board.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, politics, Obama

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