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Another Fed meeting... Why bother?

Jan 30, 2013
With interest rates locked near zero until 6.5 percent unemployment, what's the point of meeting until then?
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, Economy, interest rates
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Giving credit to the government for the bailout

Jan 24, 2013
Alan Blinder, an economist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, discusses why he thinks the government doesn't get enough credit for saving the U.S. economy from a much worse fate.
Posted In: bailout, financial bailout, TARP, stimulus, Federal Reserve
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Fed transcripts from 2007 show divided board

Jan 18, 2013
Newly released transcripts from 2007 show Federal Reserve officials were slow to act as the economy slid into recession.
Posted In: Economy, global recession, Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner
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Expectations shift as Fed releases new details

Jan 9, 2013
The Federal Reserve has released the minutes from its meeting in mid-December where the Fed's announced a major shift in it's policy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, Treasury bill
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Federal Reserve turns $90 billion profit

Dec 31, 2012
New data capture the scope of profits at the U.S. Federal Reserve, estimated to be $90 billion this year.
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What it will take to get a 6.5% unemployment rate

Dec 14, 2012
The Federal Reserve says it will keep interest rates near zero until the unemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent. But what will it take to get there?
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Federal Reserve, Unemployment, fiscal cliff
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Optimism at the mall: Retail sales up

Dec 13, 2012
Despite some worries about consumer demand this holiday season, U.S. retail sales rose 0.3% in November.
Posted In: Retail, Federal Reserve
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What did the Fed just do?

Dec 13, 2012
What did Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke do yesterday? He put speed limit signs up on the freeway.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke
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Fed announces new plan for ailing economy

Dec 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve has spelled out what it’s going to do to try to juice up the economy. Yesterday, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced a new strategy that ties the Fed’s actions to unemployment and inflation rates.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Unemployment
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Bernanke says 'fiscal cliff' is a good name for a scary thing

Dec 12, 2012
Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said he's going to keep interest rates at or near zero as long as the unemployment rate is higher than 6.5 percent, and the inflation rate is 1.5 percent or less.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, fiscal cliff

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