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Markets Respond To Yellen News: 'Thank God'

Reuters | Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen on Wednesday to run the world's most influential central ...

Buffett's Choice To Succeed Ben Bernanke: Ben Bernanke

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That appears to be Warren Buffett's philosophy when it comes to who should be the next head of the Federal Reserve...

Ryan Grim

How A Progressive-Populist Coalition Sank Larry Summers | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive-populist coalition fueled by women's groups and high-end donors was responsible for undoing President Barack Obama's bid t...

A Fantasy Fed Chair Who Can Save the Planet

Mike Sandler | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Mike Sandler

The next Fed Chair will need to be more than another insider bureaucrat. She will need to be an action hero who can kill zombies (i.e. Milton Friedman clones) and save the planet.

Jennifer Bendery

Former Reagan Adviser Backs Janet Yellen For Fed Chair | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the sake of the economy, President Barack Obama should nominate Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve and the Senate should conf...

Financial Integrity, the First Requirement for the Fed

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

We have just had a near-death experience in the world economy thanks to the unprincipled behavior on Wall Street. You might think that financial integrity would therefore loom large in the selection of the new Fed Chair.

Zach Carter

Obama: Larry Summers Would Make Excellent Fed Chair | Zach Carter | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against rumors that his former economic adviser Larry Summers has "the inside track" among ...

3 Sexist Reasons Why People Don't Want Janet Yellen To Run The Fed

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

In recent months, Janet Yellen has emerged as one of two top candidates to take control of the Federal Reserve when Ben Bernanke steps down. Though so...

Geithner Turned Obama Down For Fed Consideration: Report

Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama approached former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about succeeding Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the New...

Sam Stein

Everyone Has An Opinion On Larry Summers | Sam Stein | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says his former top economic adviser and prospective nominee for Federal Reserve Chair Larry Summers has been mis...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Defends Larry Summers, Disses HuffPost In Capitol Hill Meeting | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave a "full-throated defense" of Larry Summers in a closed meeting with House Democrats Wednesday, according to ...

Mark Gongloff

The Many Reasons Larry Summers Would Be A Terrible Fed Chair | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business

It's official: Pretty much everybody thinks Larry Summers would make a terrible Federal Reserve chairman. Everybody, that is, except for the one gu...

Bernanke Comments Give Boost To Stock Market

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business

* S&P 500 bounces back from biggest daily drop since Nov. 7 * Possible stalemate in Italy remains a concern * Home Depot...

Fed Officials Warn Of Looming Economic Crisis

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Federal Reserve officials are open to taking further action to support the struggling U.S. economy. But minute...

Alan Greenspan Says Thing, People Listen, For Some Reason

Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Alan Greenspan said something about the budget deficit on Tuesday. The reason this is "news" is because it is shocking that Alan Greenspan is still allowed ever to speak publicly about matters of importance.

Republican Presidential Candidates Vow To Oust Fed's Ben Bernanke

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

(Ros Krasny) - Ben Bernanke, if a Republican wins the White House in 2012: you're fired. The Federal Reserve Chairman, architect of unconventio...

Former GOP Treasury Official: Rick Perry 'Is An Idiot'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Bruce Bartlett, who served as an adviser to Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official under George H.W. Bush, called Republican presidential hopeful Ri...

Fed Prepares For Life After Quantitative Easing

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

NEW YORK- (Burton Frierson, Richard Leong and Chris Reese) - The flood of Federal Reserve money that has supported Wall Street and the rest of the...

Bernanke: U.S. Economy Needs Time To Heal

AP | By JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 06.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Mark Felsenthal) - The U.S. economy is not fully recovered from its deep recession, with housing still weighing on growth, Federal ...

Alan Greenspan Wins 'Dynamite Award' For Economist Who Did Most To Fuel The Financial Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This award won't be going on Alan Greenspan's mantle. The once-lauded Federal Reserve chairman has been awarded the "Dynamite Prize In Economics" ...

Bernanke Reappointment Prospects Help Send Stocks Up

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Major stock indexes rose Monday as momentum shifted in favor of the reappointment of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Investor...

Bernanke Approved For 2nd Term As Fed Chairman By Senate Banking Panel

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel on Thursday approved the nomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to run the nation's central bank for an...

Bernie Sanders Moves To Block Ben Bernanke's Confirmation

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Irked by the Federal Reserve's bailout of Wall Street, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Wednesday that he will seek to block the...

Bernanke Gets Reappointed; Is Kinda Bummed

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

"Banksters" On Parade

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jackson Williams

There once were usury laws in this country to limit such shamelessness. I wonder where they went?