May 22, 2013
Today Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives his latest economic report to Congress. His testimony comes on the same day that Japan's central bank is indicating its intention to continue stimulus measures.
May 20, 2013
What happens if the Federal Reserve takes away the big can of sterno it put under the U.S. economy?
May 17, 2013
There's talk in high places about the Fed ratcheting back on policies it hoped would add pep to the wheels of commerce.
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.
Jan 11, 2013
The new government in Tokyo has unveiled a $224 billion stimulus plan in its latest bid to support the world's number three economy.
Aug 15, 2012
Brazil has been a bright spot in the global economy in recent years. But things are starting to slow down -- so today, the government is launching a stimulus package of sorts.
Aug 14, 2012
Did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act do its job and was President Obama successful in selling the stimulus program to the public?
Aug 2, 2012
The Fed announced yesterday that it is prepared to act if the economy gets worse -- But for now, nada. Which brings us to the European Central Bank, which is holding a meeting today in Frankfurt and might have a little something up its sleeve for the global economy.
Aug 1, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up a two day meeting today in Washington. And the big question -- yet again...will be: Is the Fed ready to launch some new economic stimulus, in line with its mandate to help the country reach full employment?