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Federal Reserve Rates

Fed To Keep Rates Low Until Unemployment Drops Below 6.5 Percent

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it plans to keep interest rates ultra-low even after unemployment falls close to a normal level ...

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.

Today's Front Pages: July 14

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The talk of the town: ...

Bernanke Sees No Rush To Boost Rates

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sent a fresh signal Thursday that he's in no rush to reverse course and start boosting intere...

Fed to hold rates steady and ride out storms

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Tighten your seat belt. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues are doing just that as they prepare to ride out ec...