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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...

Yellen Issues New Warning About Housing

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

* Sticks to Fed script on need for low rates * Comments on housing and geopolitical risks break new ground (Adds quotes, details, ...

Obama to Take Over Baton From Fed?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Andy Langenkamp

One thing is certain. Once Bernanke (and his printing press) retreat into the shadows, the politicians will definitely have to come up with the goods and take more decisive action than they have hitherto done.

Mark Gongloff

Fed Puts Economy At Risk By Letting Interest Rates Soar

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

Ben Bernanke could stand to take some advice from Ricky Roma: You never open your mouth until you know what the shot is. Roma, the smooth-talking s...

Buffett: Fed Helped Stock Market Soar

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Investor Warren Buffett said even though the stock market is soaring, prices appear reasonable, and stocks would be a better inves...

Fed: Things Still Aren't Great

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Two weeks before a U.S. election focused on the economy, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that its help is still needed to increa...

Bernanke Speech Unlikely To Unveil Major Program, Economists Say

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Many on Wall Street hope Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will unveil a new effort Friday to boost the economy in a highly anticipa...

Fed To Keep Rates 'Exceptionally Low' For Minimum Of Two Years

Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

Admitting that the growth of the economy has been "considerably slower" than expected, the Federal Reserve announced it will keep the federal funds ra...

William Alden

Fed's 'Hard Message': Monetary Policy Has Reached A Limit

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Despite troubling signs that the U.S. economic recovery is sputtering, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke now says the Federal Reserve has no plans...

Fed Unlikely To Take Major Action To Boost Economy

The Washington Post | Neil Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following the Federal Reserve's policy meeting last week, the drumbeat on Wall Street and among some economists for bold new steps to strengthen the e...