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Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke on the inflationary lessons of the past
May 17, 2022

Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke on the inflationary lessons of the past

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If the Fed wants success going forward, the ex-central bank leader says it should learn from the past. Plus, how Russia uses industrial standards to create captive markets.

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What does a strong dollar mean for the U.S. and world economies?

May 17, 2022
A strong dollar means lower prices for goods from abroad. For countries that import commodities priced in dollars, however, it's bad news.
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U.S. coal isn't counting on Europe for a comeback

May 17, 2022
The coal industry's decline over the last decade has made scaling up tough, even as prices surge.
Though coal prices have surged since the war in Ukraine began, it's likely not a lifeline for the ailing U.S. coal industry. Above, steam rises from a coal power plant in Alabama in 2021.
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How industrial standards help explain Russia's economic motives for invading Ukraine

May 17, 2022
International standards can be tools of globalization. They can also keep other countries locked within an economic orbit.
A Ukrainian soldier guards a road near the Russian border in April 2014, just weeks after Russia invaded and annexed Crimea. After the invasion, Ukraine rejected Russia’s industrial standards and opted for Europe’s instead.
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The Biden administration is extending the public health emergency. Here's what that means.

May 17, 2022
The original declaration of January 2020 changed the health care landscape.
COVID tests and vaccines are free of charge as a result of the public health emergency declaration in 2020.
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Former Chair Ben Bernanke takes long view of Federal Reserve's current challenges

May 17, 2022
“I think it's important to look back at history,” said the former leader of the U.S. central bank.
During an interview with Kai Ryssdal of "Marketplace," former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke discussed how the Federal Reserve has dealt with inflation in the past as well as its current approach.
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How looking back at the Fed’s past can help us understand its future

May 17, 2022
Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's new book charts a history of “remarkable innovation and change.”
The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer