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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

Could future taxpayers (kids) be getting the short stick?

Sep 24, 2013
A report out this week shows that the projected $1.2 trillion increase in federal spending over the next 10 years will not trickle down much to spending on programs that affect children.
Posted In: Urban Institute, stimulus

Who wins after the Fed's no tapering news?

Sep 20, 2013
After the Fed's surprising announcement that it will continue stimulus spending, there are winners and losers. We sort them out.
Posted In: Fed, FOMC, Ben Bernanke, tapering, stimulus, bond buying

Federal Reserve confounds the economic forecasters

Sep 19, 2013
The Federal Reserve's big surprise: no cuts to bond buying for now, the economy isn't strong enough.
Posted In: Fed, FOMC, tapering, stimulus, bond buying, Economy

European markets surge in reaction to the Fed's decision

Sep 19, 2013
The Federal Reserve's big surprise: no cuts to bond buying for now. And European investors gladly welcome the news.
Posted In: European stock markets, Fed, FOMC, bond buying, stimulus, tapering

So what's Quantitative Easing anyway?

Sep 18, 2013
About 75 percent of Americans couldn't identify the bond buying program from a multiple choice list. So it's not too late to ask: Quantitative Easing entails the FED buying bonds to keep interest rates down and encourage lending.
Posted In: quantitative easing, bond buying, stimulus, FOMC, Federal Reserve

Surprise! Fed torpedoes the taper, for now

Sep 18, 2013
Experts predicted the Fed would reduce bond buying, but economic concerns means that the stimulus will continue.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bond buying, stimulus, FOMC

Traders expect Federal Reserve to scale back on bond buying

Sep 17, 2013
The Fed may scale back on stimulus spending.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bond buying, stimulus, Economy

As Ben Bernanke speaks, Japan continues stimulus

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.
Posted In: Japan, Ben Bernanke, stimulus, Federal Reserve

Is the economy ready to fly by itself?

May 20, 2013
What happens if the Federal Reserve takes away the big can of sterno it put under the U.S. economy?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stimulus

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