Monetary and fiscal policy

Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke takes the stand

Feb 26, 2013
In his semi-annual report to Congress, Ben Bernanke reaffirmed the Federal Reserves bond buying policy, but said monetary policy alone cannot prop up the economy.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, Monetary and fiscal policy

Should the Fed coordinate with Congress?

Oct 12, 2012
With the Federal Reserve's interest rate near zero and the recovery still slow, some economists are speculating on what you might call a "nuclear option".
Posted In: Monetary and fiscal policy, recovery

Markets down on jobs report, uncertainty

Jul 6, 2012
U.S. markets are down slightly this morning on the latest jobs data from the Labor Department which said that just 80,000 jobs were added in the U.S. last month and unemployment remained at 8.2 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Federal Reserve, Monetary and fiscal policy