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Bernanke: More Execs Should Have Faced Prosecution For 2008 Financial Crisis

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that more corporate exec...

Senior Democrat Has A New Plan To Trim Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

The Federal Reserve may not have raised its benchmark interest rate on Thursday, but advocates of full employment still worry it could do so before t...

Janet Yellen Explains How The Fed Reduces Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business

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Fed Keeps Interest Rate Steady, Giving Leeway To Job Market

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

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Rate Hike Opponents Overwhelm The Fed's Phone System

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

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Mixed Signals to the Fed

MoneyTips | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business

Jobs reports are often highly anticipated by investors, but the August jobs report held even greater significance than usual. Investors hoped for a clear signal that the Federal Reserve would be expected either to raise rates during their September meeting or put off a rate hike until at least December.

Steady Job Growth Is Still Not Boosting Workers' Pay, New Numbers Show

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business

The July jobs report released Friday morning show the economy producing jobs at a steady pace. While the gains increase the likelihood that the ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/31/15

John Zipperer | Posted 07.31.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you count the money your super PAC raked in this quarter, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how the other half lives. Here are som...

Daniel Marans

Economists Beg Fed Not To Wreck The Economy | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

The Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise interest rates in June prompted a a sigh of relief on Wall Street Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to wi...

Daniel Marans

Progressives Do Not Take The Fed Seriously. Meet The People Trying To Change That | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics

Progressive activists have no shortage of ambitious economic policy goals. They include the $15 minimum wage, Social Security expansion, Medicare for ...

Over 100 Staffers At The Fed Make More Than Janet Yellen

Reuters | Michael Flaherty | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year...

Too Clever by Half

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

It is one thing to read the 'so-called' Fed tea leave and another to be so tied to your point-of-view that you ignore the writing in front of you, and instead attempt to read between the lines.

The Dow May Be Above 17,000, But Not For Long

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

The rise in the stock market has been relentless. We are living through the greatest macroeconomic experiment in the history of the U.S. Never was so much printed and spent by so few. And I continue to believe that the Dow will see 5,000 before it sees 20,000.

Frustration in Brazilia, Mumbai and Even Ankara Is Palpable

Joao Gomes | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Joao Gomes

The U.S. economy and its financial markets continue to plow ahead, ostensibly immune to any effects of monetary tapering. Instead, the financial gods seem to be directing their fury towards emerging markets.

A Different Chair

Joao Gomes | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Joao Gomes

Three aspects in particular strike me as liable to become important in the coming years. First, while much of Bernanke's personal interest and expertise was on financial markets and monetary policy, Yellen's own focus has always been more on understanding labor markets frictions and outcomes.

Zach Carter

Key Republican Rips Income Inequality, Calls For New Stimulus | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair sharply criticized Congress for failing to approve economic stimulus measures, saying elected lawmakers wh...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...

A VERY Prosperous New Year!

Terry Savage | Posted 03.05.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

There was plenty of gloomy economic news throughout the year. Yet, despite all those economic issues, the stock market ended the year at record highs, with the Dow up 25 percent and the S&P 500 up nearly 30 percent.

Are Stocks Too Expensive? Who Cares?

Neal Frankle | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Neal Frankle

Why does the government want to keep rates in the basement? They want to get business to unleash their stash of cash (currently over $1 trillion) and create more jobs. By many accounts, that action is working.

Ten-Year Note Trades Near 6 Percent; If Taper Is for Real

Michael Pento | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Michael Pento

It is not accurate to then assume that rates will just gradually rise back to where they were before all three conditions were in place. Here's why.

Inflation, the Fed, Jobs, and Growth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I keep running into people who want to talk about this idea that faster inflation would help the economy pull out of its growth slog.

The Fed Isn't Ready To Stop Feeding The Economy Easy Money

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy still needs support from the Fed's low interest-rate policies because it i...

Quantitative Easing: Is it the Solution to all Our Economic Problems?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

The Fed has been trusted with the responsibility of keeping inflation and unemployment low. Because of the inverse relationship between the two, policy makers have not always found it easy to carry out both assignments.

Adam, Eve and the Serpent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.21.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The story of Adam, Eve, and the serpent in the garden of Eden is found in chapters 2 and 3 of Genesis, the first book in the Bible. Whether you inter...

The People Win as Lawrence Summers Trades Power for Wealth

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Despite his occasionally populist rhetoric, Obama proved highly solicitous of Wall Street interests at the expense of Main Street, and under the guidance of Summers, the Bush strategy of bailing out Wall Street continued under Obama.