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Fed Underplayed Severity Of Situation Just Ahead Of Massive Crisis, New Docs Reveal

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

If you want to feel confident that the Federal Reserve knows where it's going as it steers the world's biggest economy, then you probably should not r...

The Secret Rulers Of The World

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

11 Lies About The Federal Reserve

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

The Federal Reserve has a lot of haters, and those haters are spreading some rumors. Texas Governor Rick Perry echoed many conservatives' sentimen...

Mark Gongloff

WEAK: Fed Does Absolute Bare Minimum For Economy | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

The Federal Reserve is failing to achieve both of its legally mandated goals, full employment and stable prices. And yet it chose on Wednesday to do t...

The Fed Shows a Steady Hand in Stormy Seas

Richard Barrington | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Disturbing as some of the March economic data has been, it is just one month, and that does not constitute a trend. It would be unsettling to the economy and the financial markets if the Fed shifted direction with every twist and turn in monthly data.

Bernanke: Fed Can't Handle Taxmageddon

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Ben Bernanke warned the Federal Reserve would be powerless to keep the economy from disaster if Congress fails to keep the country from falling off wh...

Is the Federal Reserve Coming Clean?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Since the Fed wants to turn over a new leaf, why not ask for the transcripts of the meetings from 2007-2010? Let's just accelerate the timetable, and let everyone know what really went down at those meetings during the crisis of 2007 and 2008. And we got them. And we'll show you just what we got.

The Fed's New Transparency: Too Much information?

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

A series of inaccurate forecasts could make people doubt the ability of the FOMC. Opinions on the new reporting detail will vary, but ultimately the verdict may lay in the hands of whoever eventually succeeds Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman.

Federal Reserve Update: November 2011

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

At this point, Ben Bernanke is like a poker player who has already drawn his last card and pushed his remaining chips into the center of the table: all he can do now is watch how the game plays out.

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve Risks Being Seen As Constantly Bailing Out Traders, Fed Official Says | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Investors will likely view the Federal Reserve's recent decision to keep short-term lending rates near zero for the next two years as part...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Federal Reserve Admits Economic Recovery Is Slowing, But Announces No Bold Moves In Response | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

UPDATE: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the Federal Reserve's monetary policy will remain essentially unchanged, even ...

Most Fed Officials Want To Raise Rates Before Selling Assets

Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Federal Reserve officials prefer to raise benchmark interest rates before selling assets when the time comes to tighten po...

Fed Chief Bernanke Holds First Press Conference (LIVEBLOG, UPDATES)

Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will hold his first ever press conference later today -- and the financial world is hanging on his every word. F...

Fed Signals It May Take Futher Steps To Boost The Economy

Yahoo! Finance | Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Why Bernanke's Problems Are Obama's

Christopher Whalen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the wake of Institutional Risk Analytics' comment last week about the lack of ideas inside the Obama Administration for resolving the economic mess...

The Fed's About To Spend Billions On Government Debt: Here's What You Can Expect

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - The Federal Reserve looks set to embark on a hotly debated second round of monetary easing next week, but mu...

Shahien Nasiripour

Bernanke Preps Markets For Further Fed Action Despite Questions About Impact | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke further prepped Wall Street on Friday for another round of Fed activity to lower interest rates despite the risk...

The Market Overreacted To The Fed's Latest Statement, Top Official Says

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MARQUETTE, Mich (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's decision last week to buy more U.S. government debt should not be viewed as a sign the economic outl...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve's Low Rate Policy Is A 'Dangerous Gamble,' Says Top Central Bank Official | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A top regional Federal Reserve official sharply criticized Friday the Fed's ongoing policy of keeping interest rates near zero -- and at record lows -...

Federal Reserve Begins Massive Monetization of U.S. Government Debt

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The Federal Reserve has decided on a process that will lead to an ever-growing proportion of the U.S. national debt and yearly budget deficits being monetized by its printing press.

Shahien Nasiripour

Thomas Hoenig, Top Fed Official, Warns Fed Risks Repeating Past Mistakes | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nine of the 10 policy makers in the Federal Reserve voted to send a message Tuesday that the economic recovery is weakening and needs further stimulus...

Will Lower Interest Rates Jumpstart Housing (CHART OF THE DAY)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Siding with Washington Post's's Ezra Klein, on his blog, Paul Krugman wants to clear the air about the comparisons being made between the economic ten...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve: Continued High Unemployment Threatens Fed Policy Of Pursuing 'Maximum Employment' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Members of the Federal Reserve lowered their expectations for economic growth and raised their projections of the nation's unemployment rate, cautioni...

Shahien Nasiripour

St. Louis Fed Chief Calls For Megabanks To Be Broken Up, Joins Other Top Fed Officials | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A third top Fed official is calling for megabanks to be broken up. James Bullard, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Lo...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve Gets Political, Sends Congress Veiled Message | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Facing perhaps the biggest loss of power in the institution's nearly 100-year history, the Federal Reserve fought back today with a little-noticed mov...