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Markets await news from Federal Reserve

Dec 11, 2012
The Federal Reserve committee that sets U.S. monetary policy meets today and tomorrow.

Fed expected to continue 'QE3'

Dec 11, 2012
Fed boards hopes to nurture housing recovery with purchase of mortgage-backed securities.

Fed plan partly hinges on the wealth effect

Sep 14, 2012
Stocks rise after the Federal Reserve’s aggressive intervention, but how broadly will Americans benefit? The richest 10 percent own most of the stock.

Weekly Wrap: QE3 and its effect on the economy

Sep 14, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The third round of stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

Savers among hardest hit by low interest rates

Sep 14, 2012
People who save may bear a disproportionate share of the burden in our insatiable appetite for low interest rates.

How QE3 could help the economy

Sep 14, 2012
Yesterday Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke laid out the Fed's new economic stimulus plan. It's round 3 of so-called quantitative easing. The Fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month, until it decides the economy has improved.
U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd R) shakes hands with Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke (C) as FDIC Chair Sheila Bair (2nd L) looks on.
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European markets feel effect of QE3 announcement

Sep 14, 2012
The Fed will spend $40 billion a month buying mortgage securities. Yesterday, that news was a big help to markets here in America. Today, it seems to be giving a helping hand to Europe as well.

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Early reactions to the Fed's QE3 announcement

Sep 14, 2012
Yesterday, Ben Bernanke announced the Federal Reserve is going to do another round of what’s called “quantitative easing.” The Fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month until Bernanke and his colleagues are satisfied the job…

Fed unveils QE3, now for some good analogies

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve announced its third round of quantitative easing Thursday to help stimulate the economy. You've heard the explainers. You've seen the videos. Now, let's review all the analogies.

Federal Reserve announces QE3

Sep 13, 2012
Chairman Ben Bernanke revealed that Federal Reserve is proceeding with a third round of quantitative easing. How will this help the economy?