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Esther L. George Is the Lone Hero Within the U.S. Federal Reserve

Sheldon Filger | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The recent conclave of the Fed's FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) that met and rendered a decision has sent the Dow Jones index soaring to record...

Small Business Lending Hits 6-Year High

Reuters | Ann Saphir | Posted 09.05.2013 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small U.S. businesses took on more debt in July, pushing an index of borrowing to a six-year high and adding to evidence that the economic...

Why the Fed Fears Higher Mortgage Rates

Peter G. Miller | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Peter G. Miller

Just the thought of reduced Fed purchases has caused investors to shiver, interest rates to rise and bond prices to fall. So, to an extent, the marketplace has already anticipated some reduction in Fed purchases.

What's the Fed to Do?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Why the debate over who should be the next Federal Reserve Chairman? There is a tug of war going on between inflation 'doves' and 'hawks' within the Fed. And that debate really has little to do with who will succeed Fed Chairman Bernanke next year.

President Obama Should Nominate Larry Summers Just for the Spectacle of It All

David Paul | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
David Paul

In a world where D.C. politics have ground to a dysfunctional halt, where the Euro continues to struggle on the precipice of failure, and where the growth rate of China is grinding downward, the head of the Fed has become a figure of global importance.

Next Fed Chair?

Bloomberg View | Albert R. Hunt | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

BLOOMBERG VIEW As the Janet Yellen-Larry Summers competition to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve intensifies, President Barack Obama has...

Mark Gongloff

Bernanke Drives Interest Rates Higher, Then Shifts Blame | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.19.2013 | Business

Ben Bernanke just can't stop finding good things to say about the economy. He'll make them up if he has to. The Federal Reserve chairman, appearing...

No Tapering By Fed This Year

Harlan Green | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Fed Chairman Bernanke once more 'clarified' his remarks, saying there is no way the Fed will even begin to raise their (short term) interest rates whe...

Mark Gongloff

Ben Bernanke Takes Credit For Stopping A Market Bubble | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.11.2013 | Business

If you think financial markets have been chaotic lately, then Ben Bernanke has just one thing to say to you: You're welcome. The Federal Reserve Ch...

QE3 Works, So Please Don't Mess With It!

Harlan Green | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Dear Federal Reserve Governors; Please don't mess with QE3 just yet! Not in September, or even December. There are still too many reasons not to be...

Managing Expectations--The Fed's Two-Edged Sword

Harlan Green | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It does look like the results of Fed Chairman Bernanke's push for greater transparency in Federal Reserve policy deliberations are coming home to roos...

Mark Gongloff

Heckuva Job, Bernanke: Bond Market Suffers Biggest Sell-Off In 50 Years On Fed Panic | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

When Ben Bernanke speaks, the bond market listens. And panics, lately. Bond prices have plunged -- sending interest rates, which move in the opposi...

Managing Expectations--Why Fed Austerity Now?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It seems that Ben Bernanke's Federal Reserve has lost its nerve. Last week's FOMC meeting confirmed that its Open Market Committee has decided to end...

Mark Gongloff

Thanks, Ben! Dow Suffers Biggest Drop Of 2013 | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

Does it feel unusually hot to you today? That is because all of your money is on fire, thanks to the Federal Reserve. And it didn't have to be thi...

Fed Driven

Michael Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

As the government's role as economic hall monitor is debated and global markets and foreign economies adjust to their own challenges, our focus is on investing in the old-fashioned companies with strong balance sheets, increasing earnings, strong cash flow, and seasoned management teams.

Bernanke New Job

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Mark Gongloff

Bernanke Rattles Markets | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.20.2013 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sent tremors through U.S. financial markets on Wednesday when he announced that the Fed plans to pull back on it...

The Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Dilemma Won't End Soon

Harlan Green | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

The U.S. Treasury is in a bind. Everyone seems to agree that Fannie and Freddie, wards of the government, should be downsized. But how to do it with...

What Will the Fed Do??

Harlan Green | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Now the fat's in the fire. Both stocks and bond prices have been falling of late, due to the fear that the Fed will end its $85 billion per month QE ...

Mark Gongloff

Bernanke: U.S. Is Taking Wrong Approach To Debt | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business

Sure, Ben Bernanke is worried about the U.S. government's debt problem. He just thinks we're going about solving it the wrong way. Unfortunately, t...

Bernanke: Fed Is Making The World A Better Place

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business

By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday defended the central bank'...

Mark Gongloff

Bernanke Surrenders To Elizabeth Warren On Too Big To Fail | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

Lest there was any doubt, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made it loud and clear on Wednesday: The problem of too-big-to-fail banks is still a m...

When Is Federal Debt Not a Burden?

Harlan Green | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It is very basic economics 101. Just cutting spending doesn't reduce debt without also investing in future growth.

Mark Gongloff

Warren vs. Bernanke Over 'Too Big To Fail' | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Newly minted Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday showed why big banks are not her biggest fans, grilling Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke about the ...

'Juicing' Employment Is Good

Harlan Green | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

My goodness, we have such huge budget deficits, say the deficit hawks and bond vigilantes (who sing the same basic tune). Because deficits continue to grow, inflation is just around the corner. This means their thinking is even scarier.