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.
A key summit of economists in Jackson Hole, Wyo., may shed more light on the Fed's plan to taper its stimulus policies.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve said they would keep the 'easy money' stimulus policies going...in the short term.