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Bernanke Qe2

Fed's $600B Program Has Boosted Lending, Stocks

Bloomberg | John Detrixhe | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index has gained 13.5 percent since the Federal Reserve chairman announced on Nov. 3 the plan to buy Treasuries through its ...

Santa Bernanke Giveth and Taketh Away

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Santa Bernanke's gift bag for equity lovers meant that bondholders -- who had been pouring money into fixed income mutual funds and exchange-traded funds -- received only painful tidings. What a fall from grace!

Markets Say Phew to QE2

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

QE2 is supposed to be an economic panacea, designed to further lower interest rates, increase asset prices and invigorate the economy. But nobody knows whether it will be a flop or a success.

Howard Fineman

'Ben Bashing' Begins As Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich Take On Bernanke

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Bashing has begun, and this time it's not a fringe issue, but a central focus of our frightened, blame-spreading Great Recession politics. At this point in America, you can tell when a new Enemy of the People has arrived: when Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich race onto Twitter to denounce him. They've now done that to Ben Bernanke, and the whole flock of Republican presidential wannabes is sure to follow.

QE2 Dangerous for American Wage Earners

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

A policy that makes fortunes for commodity traders, for hedge fund operators, for the gold and silver crowd while squeezing 90% of the nation is a terrible price to pay for replacing deflation with inflation.

Shahien Nasiripour

Palin Lashes Out At Bernanke, Urging Him To 'Cease And Desist' Purchase Of Treasuries

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- In an unusual detour, Sarah Palin waded into monetary policy Monday, lashing out at Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and urging him t...