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Janet Yellen: Obama's pick for Fed chief

Oct 8, 2013
There are reports that President Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

It's all about the (new) Benjamins: A new $100

Oct 8, 2013
Despite the government shutdown, a new $100 bill begins circulating on Tuesday.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, $100 bill, Federal Reserve

Next Fed chair could be Janet Yellen. So what's she like?

Sep 25, 2013
The current vice chairwoman of the Fed could become what is arguably the most powerful financial policy job in the world.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, Fed chair

Why the Federal Reserve's decisions matter to you

Sep 20, 2013
You've heard of the Federal Reserve. You've heard of Ben Bernanke. You know that they're important. But do you know how the Fed's decisions directly affect your wallet?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Bernanke's taper -- that wasn't

Sep 18, 2013
Economists had expected the Fed to scale back its bond-buying program. Economists were wrong.
Posted In: taper, Federal Reserve, tapering, Ben Bernanke, quantitative easing

So what's Quantitative Easing anyway?

Sep 18, 2013
About 75 percent of Americans couldn't identify the bond buying program from a multiple choice list. So it's not too late to ask: Quantitative Easing entails the FED buying bonds to keep interest rates down and encourage lending.
Posted In: quantitative easing, bond buying, stimulus, FOMC, Federal Reserve

Surprise! Fed torpedoes the taper, for now

Sep 18, 2013
Experts predicted the Fed would reduce bond buying, but economic concerns means that the stimulus will continue.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bond buying, stimulus, FOMC

Why isn't Yellen a shoo-in?

Sep 17, 2013
She’s had a distinguished career at the Fed and earned the respect of Nobel Prize winners. So why hasn't she been at the top of the White House's list all along?
Posted In: chairman of the federal reserve, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

Traders expect Federal Reserve to scale back on bond buying

Sep 17, 2013
The Fed may scale back on stimulus spending.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bond buying, stimulus, Economy

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.
Posted In: Fed, bond buying, tapering, Federal Reserve

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