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Bernanke: It's Too Soon For Fed To End Stimulus

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserv...

Ben Bernanke for Treasury Secretary

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Why Bernanke to succeed Tim Geithner? He is probably the most influential and credible person in official Washington who is not part of the echo chamber on deficit reduction, and a Treasury secretary concerned more about recovery than austerity is just what Obama needs. And because the Fed, almost by definition, is assumed to be conservative, Bernanke would provide some cover for an expansionary program. I can think of people who'd be even better than Bernanke but I can't think of anyone as good who stands a prayer of being nominated. It's nothing short of weird when the most reliable progressive in town around turns out to be the chairman of the Federal Reserve. But such are the reactionary times in which we live.

What Bernanke Didn't Want to See

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

If Ben Bernanke was unhappy to see inflation rear its ugly head, depositors in savings accounts, money market accounts and other bank products should give him company in his misery. If inflation is here to stay, it would add an ugly new wrinkle to an already troubled economy.

Quantitative Counterfeiting Forever

Michael Pento | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

Last week, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the central bank would launch an unprecedented form of quantitative easing. In other words the Fed will continue to counterfeit money until there is a substantial decline in the unemployment rate.

Bernanke Speech Unlikely To Unveil Major Program, Economists Say

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Many on Wall Street hope Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will unveil a new effort Friday to boost the economy in a highly anticipa...

Bernanke: Economic Outlook 'Inherently Uncertain,' But Fed May Act

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

JACKSON, Wyo. — Ben Bernanke is struggling to build consensus among Federal Reserve officials about what steps are needed – if any –...

Bernanke Mulls Higher Interest Rates, Reeling In Stimulus

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The delicate task ahead for the Federal Reserve and other central banks is deciding when to start boosting interest rates and reeli...

Bernanke: Fed Must Be Free From Political Meddling

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — The Federal Reserve and other central banks must protect their ability to make key economic decisions free from political interference, ...

Ryan Grim

Sen. Whitehouse To Oppose Bernanke | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a well-respected member of the chamber, took to the floor on Thursday to announce for the first time his opposition ...

Chris Dodd And Judd Gregg Confident Of Bernanke Confirmation

Reuters | Lisa Richwine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Based on our discussions with our colleagues, we are very confident that Chairman Bernanke will win confirmation by the Senate for a second term," Se...

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...

Bernanke Fends Off Calls To Tame The Fed

Wall Street Journal | By JON HILSENRATH and SUDEEP REDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke helped steer the economy away from what he calls "Depression 2.0." Now he's trying to defend the Fed itself....

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...

Clean Up GOP Mess Nov. 4

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

Mr. Bernanke doesn't say it, but the current crisis in the subprime mortgage market may be a perfect illustration of the financial accelerator at work today.

Fed Expects Slowdown To Deepen

New York Times | Edmund L. Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve expects economic growth to slow sharply next year, and policy makers there are worried that even this forecast may prove too optim...