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Corker Unsure Whether Bernanke Has Votes For Confirmation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Will Ben Bernanke have a second term chairing the Federal Reserve? Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a chairman on the banking committee holding the hearing...

Source: "Too Big To Fail" Legislation Is On The Way

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior administration official said on Sunday that after extensive consultations with Treasury Department officials, Representative Barney Frank, th...

Financial Reform: Fixing the Fed

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Bernanke had to make his case that the role of the Federal is central to financial reform, and that debate starts in earnest now that the Congress and the President are returning from vacation.

The $2 Trillion Secret

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pat Choate

As the sheer volume of the Fed financing makes clear, the bailout of the financial sector involves more than the $700 billion approved by Congress in late 2008.

Bernanke: Recession Is Very Likely Over

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday the worst recession since the 1930s is probably over, although he cautioned that...

We Are Not Dependent on Foreign Countries for Our Own Money

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

History-blind conservatives scare the country by saying that creating more money is a slippery slope to runaway inflation. This is not so. The real danger is the opposite.

Jason Linkins

The Collected Works Of Benjamin Bernanke | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin Bernanke...ecce homo! The man is so hugely qualified that it was essential for Obama to break off his vacation on i...

Bernanke Gets Reappointed; Is Kinda Bummed

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

As Question Of Reappointment Looms, Bernanke Defends The Fed's Handling Of Crisis, Says Economy Is 'Leveling Out' | Neil Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke rendered his most positive assessment of the economy yet in a speech Friday and gave credit in part to his ow...

Economists Call For Bernanke To Stay, Say Recession Is Over: Survey

Wall Street Journal | Phil Izzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economists are nearly unanimous that Ben Bernanke should be reappointed to another term as Federal Reserve chairman, and they said there is a 71% chan...

Geithner And Bernanke Square Off Over Who Should Be Top Consumer Watchdog

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke staked out opposing sides Friday in a turf war over w...

Bernanke's Real Message About Budget Deficits

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Has Ben Bernanke suddenly become a deficit hawk? In remarks to the House Budget Committee he sounded like one -- calling on Congress to come up with a plan to restore fiscal balance.

Ben Bernanke and His Terrifying Toolkit

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Massive monetary decisions that are risky in the extreme, and will likely have intergenerational consequences, become mere "tools." The consequential becomes the ubiquitous.

Brace For Hyper-Inflation

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Ben Bernanke assured us that the Fed's money-printing won't eventually lead to inflation because when the economy begins to recover, the Fed will stop printing money. Ben is unlikely to keep this promise.

Ben's Un-shrinkable Balance Sheet

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

It's not only the size of the fed's balance sheet that is so daunting; it's the makeup that's becoming truly scary.

Fed 'extremely uncomfortable' about bailouts

AP | IEVA M. AUGSTUMS and JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While acknowledging that the Federal Reserve was "extremely uncomfortable" about last year's bailouts of big financial compani...

Mortgage Rates Easing for Consumer-Driven Rebound | Kathleen M. Howley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

April 3 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is delivering what he promised five months ago, record- low mortgage rates and a ref...

Refocusing the Federal Reserve

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Blaming the Fed and the government for inflation was a way to disguise the fact that monopoly power in the private sector, uncontrolled by competition, was inflation's principal cause.

Bernanke Asks For Nationalization "Framework," Graham Pushes Point

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are signs that the Obama administration and Congress are looking at taking their role in propping up the banking industry one step closer to nat...

Bernanke Citibank Nationalization: "We Don't Plan Anything Like That"

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday again spurned speculation that the government may nationalize Citigroup or other...

Is President Obama Really Listening? Small Business Inc. Wants to Know

George Cloutier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Cloutier

$25 billion in loans to the Small Business Administration could mean more than 2 million jobs, immediately. This is not some small interest group. This is the backbone of our economy.

Ask The Economy Magic 8-Ball | David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has testified before Congress for a second day Wednesday, and unshockingly, his economic outlook wasn't any more...

The Inflation Answer

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Is Bernanke succumbing to the growing pressure from Wall Street and hard line mainstreamers that inflation is now America's concern, not recession?

Bernanke To Face Congressional Queries Over Bear Stearns Rescue

New York Times | STEVEN R. WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Long before taking office as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke wrote an article with some other academics calling for the Fed to demyst...

Sensational Economic Stories Taper Off

New York Observer | Tom Acitelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"I think that one of the things in this crisis all along has been it's like a mystery novel," David Wessel, the economics editor for The Wall Street J...