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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, ...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Mark Warner's Epic Rant Against Congress | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) is not known for his dramatic outbursts, but the Democratic former telecom maven apparently had more than ...

Ryan Grim

Congress Ignores Major Jobs Hearing | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than five years since the start of the Great Recession, unemployment remains a major economic problem in the United States, with lo...

In Not-So-Shocking News, Republicans Want To Give The Rich A Tax Break

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

We don't want to turn your hair white with shock first thing in the morning, but it appears Republican lawmakers are pushing a tax plan that could mak...

Chairman Bernanke's "Urban Legend" About Deception and Corruption at the Fed

Robert Auerbach | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business
Robert Auerbach

On the same day I testified on Capitol Hill about the terrible record for transparency and corrupt records at the Federal Reserve, its chairman, Ben Bernanke, gave a strong opposing view before the Joint Economic Committee.

Ben Bernanke: Congress Should Not Sharply Cut Spending In Weak Economy

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the economic recovery "is close to faltering" and the central bank is prepared to take f...

Simon Johnson: Fiscal Contraction Hurts Economic Expansion

The New York Times | SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

The United States has a large budget deficit and a ratio of debt to gross domestic product that, in most projections, continues to rise over time. Som...

Let's Put It in Writing: Women Are Equal

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

Most Americans believe women already have the same rights as men under our Constitution. But sadly they are mistaken.

A Disguised Tax? JEC Report: Health Care Costs Projected To Double for Elderly

Hal Donahue | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

At a roundtable discussion on Friday in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) unveiled...

Sorry, Ladies

Katie Engelhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

While it's hard for people to sorry, it's even harder for countries to do it. Harder still when countries have to say they're sorry to women.

William Alden

Bernanke Calls On Congress To Help The Economy -- For At Least The Fourth Time In Five Months | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- For at least the fourth time since June, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke publicly urged Congress to combat the lackluster recovery b...

Arthur Delaney

Dem Report Blames Bush For Rising Poverty, Income Inequality In Upcoming Census Stats | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee issued a report Wednesday morning blaming George W. Bush for the economic misery detailed in forthcoming Cen...

Bernanke: Sizable Deficits Are 'Unavoidable' Now But Pose Long-Term Risk

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that he has confidence the unfolding economic recovery will have stay...

Newspapers for a New Age

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Today, I am holding a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee to examine the treacherous economic landscape newspapers face. The role they play in our democracy is too important to allow them to recede further.

Fed Governor Hoenig: Let Failing Banks Die

The Huffington Post | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street may have thought the third man to testify before the congressional Joint Economic Committee Tuesday morning would be on their side, but Ka...

Volcker: 'Shameful' That Treasury Is Understaffed

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sounding off on hiring problems that we reported earlier this week, a leading economic adviser to President Obama today said it was "shameful" that th...