Bernanke's final speech: economics in verse

Jan 3, 2014
Bernanke said 2014 potentially "bodes well" for the US economy, but then things got weird when a University of Chicago economist played a tribute.

All’s well that tapers well

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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?

Meet Janet Yellen: Your new Fed chair

Nov 14, 2013
Two hours of Senate testimony, countless pages of written documents. Peel away the caution, the Fed-speak, and the dense economic language.

Will Yellen continue to pull back the Fed's curtains?

Nov 14, 2013
Janet Yellen was the advocate for more transparency by the Fed. What will she do as chair?

Explainer: Fiscal hawks vs. fiscal doves

Nov 14, 2013
Why are those who want to fight inflation called 'fiscal hawks'?
The Federal Reserve's most recent policy move is simply a way of driving down interest rates. But how does it work? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains Operation Twist with a simple analogy.
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Uncle Ben's secret recipe: Open the Fed's cookbook

Nov 1, 2013
Ben Bernanke's legacy at the Federal Reserve may be about the financial crisis -- and a new era of transparency.

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Tapering our own economic expectations

Oct 30, 2013
The Federal Reserve reaffirmed, to no one's surprise, that its stimulus will continue.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke participates in a meeting of the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve, October 24, 2013 in Washington DC.
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Marketplace Voice Mail: Bid farewell to Mr. Federal Reserve

Oct 18, 2013
Ben Bernanke completes his term in January. Help us send him off!

Bernanke vs. Congress: Final testimony in bond fight?

Jul 19, 2013
In what may be his final testimony before Congress as chairman of the Fed, Ben Bernanke says the central bank will wind down its bond buying program.