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Fed Upgrades The Economy, But Will Be 'Patient' Raising Rates

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" as it largely looked through wea...

Have No Doubt, Markets Depend on the Fed

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

This week should remove any doubt about whether markets are highly dependent on the Fed. They sure are. Indeed, you could not have constructed better conditions for a controlled experiment. Yet, ironically, the medium-term investment stakes are now higher.

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...

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...

Fed Issues Dire Warning

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve stuck to its plan to buy $85 billion in bonds each month to push down borrowing costs and prop ...

Stocks Fall On Fed Statement

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said in its latest statement that economic growth had stalled b...

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.

Why Republicans Can't Say Yes to Obama

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

So it's not about the deficit after all.

Federal Reserve Unlikely To Extend Quantitative Easing, Top Officials Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK, March 25 - With the economy on firmer footing the Federal Reserve Bank is unlikely to extend its bond-buying stimulus program beyond a plann...

What Should the Fed Do to Move the Economy Ahead?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

if the Fed is ultimately going to need to print money to pay the government's bills, this is the time to do it or, at least, more of it.

Ryan Grim

Fed Needs To 'Start Giving A Red Hot Damn About The American Public,' Says Sen. Whitehouse | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two days before Ben Bernanke's confirmation hearing, most Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee are withholding judgment, waiting to hear directly...