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European Central Bank

The European Central Bank whips out the big guns

Sep 4, 2014
The ECB announced a surprise cut in interest rates.
Posted In: European Central Bank, interest rates, stimulus

Fed grapples with rising prices and slow growth

Jun 18, 2014
Questions on stimulus and interest rates are subject of Federal Reserve meeting.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, stimulus

How well did the stimulus work?

Feb 17, 2014
Lessons on the fifth anniversary of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Posted In: economic recovery, stimulus, Barack Obama

Japan's stimulus efforts come up short

Feb 17, 2014
Economic stimulus is the talk of Japan, but the latest numbers suggest there's not much to show for it.
Posted In: Japan, stimulus, Abenomics

The Fed's new tools

Jan 13, 2014
Economists say the Fed's massive balance sheet isn't a concern, thanks to new tools.
Posted In: Fed, stimulus, bonds, securities

$4.04 trillion in assets

Dec 19, 2013
As of yesterday, that's how much the Fed held on its books.
Posted In: Fed, bond buying, taper, stimulus

All’s well that tapers well

Dec 18, 2013
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced it will cut its bond-buying program by $10 billion starting January. So what about this whole tapering thing? What’s it gonna mean for you and me and Aunt Mabel?
Posted In: Fed, taper, Bernanke, bond buying, stimulus, QE

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

Weekly wrap: Good news in the jobs report? + #longreads

Dec 6, 2013
Heidi Moore from the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy join host Kai Ryssdal to look back at the week's business news and forward at where the economy is going after today's jobs report.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Unemployment, jobs numbers, taper, stimulus

Ten must-know facts about food stamps

Nov 1, 2013
A 2009 extension of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, expires today.
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP, stimulus

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