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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How has the Federal Reserve's bond buying helped the economy?

Aug 19, 2021
Those bonds have helped keep lots of money flowing into the economy. But now, the Fed is signaling that its going to taper off its monthly purchases.
Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell is expected to address the tapering of the Fed's bond-buying at an upcoming conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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Powell to address Congress as economic picture seems brighter

Nov 11, 2019
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell appears before the Congressional Joint Economic Committee this week.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference October 30, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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How much influence does the market have on the Fed's rate decision?

Jul 11, 2019
Markets are ready for a cut. And that might be coming — but not just because of the markets.
The New York Stock Exchange as seen in December 2018 in Downtown Manhattan.
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Interest rates: where they hurt and where they help you

Dec 19, 2018
The Fed has hiked interest rates for the fourth time this year. Here’s how this major decision could affect your savings and borrowing rates.
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Fed lifts rates for 4th time this year but sees fewer hikes

Dec 19, 2018
The quarter-point hike, to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, lifts the Fed’s benchmark rate to its highest point since 2008.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC, September 26, 2018.
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How the Fed has changed

Jul 12, 2018
A brief look at how five Fed chairs shifted the culture of the central bank.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill Feb. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 
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Fed Chair Jay Powell: We’re “independent of political considerations”

Jul 12, 2018
In a 30 minute conversation, Chairman Powell discusses tariffs, political pressure on the Fed and wage stagnation.
Jerome Powell listens as President Trump announces Powell as nominee for Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, November 2, 2017.
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The long and twisting story of how Jay Powell became our next Federal Reserve chair

Feb 5, 2018
Feuding congressmen, a formula to set monetary policy and the Swedes all played a part in this epic Twitter thread. We've set it to music.
Jerome Powell will be sworn in as chair of the Federal Reserve on Monday.
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Trump's Fed chair nominee is a lot like Yellen. So why replace her?

Nov 2, 2017
The key difference? Jerome Powell was selected by Trump and Yellen wasn't.
President Donald Trump nominated Jerome Powell for Federal Reserve chair.
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