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Timeline: The afterlives of former Federal Reserve Chairmen

Jan 24, 2014
What awaits Ben Bernanke? A look at his predecessors
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, chairman of the federal reserve

Mortgage applications drop after the Fed takes a little juice out of the bond market

Dec 24, 2013
Applications for home mortgages in the U.S. have dropped to a record low since the Federal Reserve announced its plans to slow its bond-buying program.
Posted In: mortgage, Federal Reserve, bond buying

You're invited! It's the Fed's 100th anniversary!

Dec 23, 2013
Marketplace invites you to the party of the year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed

The Fed isn't worried about inflation. But should it worry about deflation?

Dec 19, 2013
The Fed is not worried about inflation right now. But should it also worry about the opposite? Persistently falling prices, or deflation, can also wreck an economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, inflation, deflation

A long, strange trip for the Fed's extraordinary stimulus

Dec 16, 2013
Now that some parts of the economy seem addicted to the Fed's stimulus, how does the central bank extricate it?
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, stimulus

The power of the central bank to create money out of thin air wasn't always so easy

Dec 5, 2013
The Federal Reserve has been creating money to the tune of about $85 billion dollars a month. But the first time a central bank tried to do that...it didn't go over so well.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, fiat money

Want to know how to taper? Ask a candle maker

Nov 20, 2013
We don't know when the Federal Reserve will trim its bond-buying policies that boost the economy, but we do know that tapering that program will be intricate work.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, taper, tapering

What does Janet Yellen mean by 'more work to do'?

Nov 14, 2013
The head of the Federal Reserve doesn't have to listen to Congress after confirmation, but a nominee does have to listen before hand
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

The economic shorthand of hawks and doves

Nov 13, 2013
As the president's pick to lead the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, is considered a "dove" in the sometimes arcane parlance of monetary policy. But what does that mean?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, hawk, Dove

Stacking the Federal Reserve

Nov 8, 2013
What’s a stake in the battle between Washington and Wall Street?
Posted In: Fed governors, Federal Reserve

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