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.

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.

Tapering tops the agenda at the Federal Reserve

Sep 17, 2013
The Fed buys billions of dollars worth of bonds each month to pump cash into our financial system. The question in front of the the Fed Board today: when should they start to slow the buying down.

Fun with economists at Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Aug 22, 2013
A key summit of economists in Jackson Hole, Wyo., may shed more light on the Fed's plan to taper its stimulus policies.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a press conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters December 12, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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This summer's best drama: The fight over who will be Fed chair

Jul 31, 2013
The political battle over who will succeed Ben Bernanke is heating up -- and it could be the most important economic policy decision made this year.

Bernanke's successor likely won't overhaul things

Jul 26, 2013
The battle for the next head of the Federal Reserve has heated up amid charges of sexism.

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.

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Ben Bernanke's swan song

Jul 15, 2013
Fed chair Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill for his last semi-annual two-day testimony. He may face tough questions, reflecting perceived politicization of his role in the absence of coordination between Congress and the White House.

Wall Street's gut punch comes from the East

Jun 24, 2013
Will China’s efforts to curtail lending become a problem for the U.S. economy?

Fed's stimulus spigot stays open, for now

Jun 20, 2013
Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve said they would keep the 'easy money' stimulus policies going...in the short term.
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernake speaks during a press briefing at the Federal Reserve 11, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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