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Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

Fed Projects Grim Unemployment News

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve foresees unemployment remaining high into 2015, suggesting it will keep short-term interest rates near record l...

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.

Bernanke Urges Congress To Raise Debt Ceiling

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

(Corrects quote in third paragraph to say "to raise the debt ceiling" instead of "to avoid the debt ceiling") ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan 14...

Historic Fed Announcement Yet Unchanged Markets?

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Analysts will be hard pressed to explain how equity markets ended unchanged on the day of an unprecedented policy announcement from the Fed. An answer can be found by considering the competing emotions a patient feels when confronted with a new drug that has yet to go through clinical testing.

Bernanke: Fed Can't Save Economy From Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

If the U.S. economy goes over the fiscal cliff, there's really nothing the Federal Reserve can do to help. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke repeated that ...

Thought Of Bernanke Exit Sparks Worst Stock Selloff Since June

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business

The stock market is freaking out like Bill Paxton's panicky marine in "Aliens," yelling "Game over, man! Game over!" All because it's afraid of losing...

Jamie Dimon Just Earned Another Pair Of Cufflinks

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

Ben Bernanke just can not stop rescuing banks. He's like a chocoholic, except for alcohol rescuing banks. Friday morning brought another example, w...

11 Lies About The Federal Reserve

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

The Federal Reserve has a lot of haters, and those haters are spreading some rumors. Texas Governor Rick Perry echoed many conservatives' sentimen...

Bernanke's QE3 Challenge

Harlan Green | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Probably the most convincing evidence that Quantitative Easing works is the revival of housing sector. Economists agree that the collapse of housing values is a major deterrent to consumer spending. Housing could finally begin to recover this year.

Mark Gongloff

Bernanke Passes The Buck On Rate Scandal | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

The Fed's strategy in dealing with the Libor scandal is clear: Pass the buck early and often. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke followed that p...

Fed's Number Two Hints At More Stimulus

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

By Ros Krasny BOSTON, June 6 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's second-highest official on Wednesday laid out the case ...

Bernanke: Fed Can't Handle Taxmageddon

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Ben Bernanke warned the Federal Reserve would be powerless to keep the economy from disaster if Congress fails to keep the country from falling off wh...

Greenspan: GOP Attacks On Fed Are 'Wholly Inappropriate And Destructive'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan says enough with all the attacking of Ben Bernanke. "Anyone has the right to criticize Federal Rese...

'I Am Very Proud Of My Nerd-Dom'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

One of the nation's most powerful officials is providing America's nerds with their ultimate revenge. "I am very proud of my nerd-dom," Federal Res...

Bernanke's Not Budging

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

It takes 3000 words to reject a job applicant, but only seven and a half things to be fully informed each day. Here they are: Thing One: Ben But Do...

Who Else But the Fed Will Rescue Real Estate?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

It is time for the banks holding all those vacant homes to get them off their books and back into the real economy. And who else can put their feet to the fire?

Let's Put Americans Back to Work

Harlan Green | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Studies have shown that only by sharing prosperity can we really create strong economic growth. And right now we rank near the bottom in income inequality.

Fed Expected To Reach Half A Century Back Into Their Playbook

AP | PAUL WISEMAN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will shuffle $400 billion of its portfolio to try to drive down long-term interest rates and ...

The Fed's Paralysis -- Who Will Do the Right Thing?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

Why so much emphasis on debt, rather than recovery? It is because of timidity on all sides, from the White House and Congress.

Fed Will Provide Banks With Guidance If Country Defaults

Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

(Mark Felsenthal) - The Federal Reserve plans to provide guidance to banks soon on how to handle the potentially turbulent financial waters if the...

A Little Love for Ben Bernanke

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

It was downright amazing when, speaking before a New York City spending watchdog group, Bernanke made the case for continued investment in early childhood education.

When Ben Bernanke Comments on Oil, Watch Out Below

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

When it comes to public officialdom we are sadly blessed with a plethora of functionaries who just don't get it, leaving us to foot the tab for their lack of judgment or worse.

Federal Reserve Begins Massive Monetization of U.S. Government Debt

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The Federal Reserve has decided on a process that will lead to an ever-growing proportion of the U.S. national debt and yearly budget deficits being monetized by its printing press.