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Federal Reserve Interest Rates

Fed Promises To Be 'Patient' About Raising Interest Rates

AP | By JOSH BOAK and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you didn't know about the lingering damage from the Great Recession, the U.S. economy would appear remarkably strong. ...

Mark Gongloff

Fed Puts Economy At Risk By Letting Interest Rates Soar | 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...

Central Banks Are Saving Democracy From Itself

Jeff Madrick | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Note that it is Romney who is saying he wants Bernanke out of there and crying wolf about inflation. Bernanke, not subject to the whims of democracy, has had the courage to change his own thinking. He knows the consequences of tight policy now.

Fed To Shift Communication Strategy In Bid To Assure Public

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — In a major shift, the Federal Reserve will start announcing four times a year how long it plans to keep short-term interest rates a...