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Fed Study Reveals Large Advantage Of Too Big To Fail

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

(Adds Fed's Fisher, bank group comment) By Emily Stephenson and Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK, March 25 (Reuters) - A landmark study by Federal Reser...

Central Banks' "Responsible Irresponsibility"?

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Central bankers seem to be the only policymakers both willing and able to respond to many unusual challenges. Yes they are using imperfect tools. Yes the outcomes of their actions involve collateral damage and unintended consequences. But they see all this as preferable to the alternative of doing nothing.

Central Banks Signal They're Ready To Act To Stave Off Global Crisis

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

* G20, Europe prepare for Greek election shock * Central banks ready to combat Greek market storm * Britain to flood sys...

Bernanke: Fed Responded To Crisis With 'Best Of Bad Options'

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the Federal Reserve was left with few good options when it stepped in to shore up the larges...

Bernanke: Gold Standard 'The Reverse Of What A Central Bank Would Normally Do'

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday took aim at proponents of the gold standard, saying that such a sy...

New Fed Roster More Likely To Support Boosting Economy

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.24.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- If Chairman Ben Bernanke decides the economy needs more help from the Federal Reserve this year, he probably won't face as much resistance...

Fed Paper: Chance Of U.S. Recession In 2012 Tops 50 Percent

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

The European debt crisis is raising the odds of a U.S. recession, with economic contraction more likely than not by early 2012, according to resea...

Bernanke: Fed 'Intently' Focused On Job Creation

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

FORT BLISS, Texas (Reuters) - Spurring stronger growth and more robust job creation in the weak recovery are top priorities for the Federal Reserv...

Fed: Strengthening Economy Staves Off Need For New Actions

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve sketched a bleaker outlook Wednesday for the economy, which it thinks will grow much more slowly and face highe...

Konczal: Why Liberals Should Join GOP In Bashing The Fed

The New Republic | Mike Konczal | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

It’s hard to interpret the letter that Congerssional Republicans sent on Tuesday evening to Ben Bernanke as anything other than an attempt to politi...

Reuters Analysis: The Consequences Of Fed's Twist On Pension Funds

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve's 'Operation Twist' to bring down bond yields and stimulate the economy is likely to cause pain for the nation's largest pensi...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Fed Launches Stimulus To Abate 'Continuing Weakness' In Labor Market | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve has unleashed another creative attempt to stimulate the economy, moving to increase its holdings in long-term securities in order ...

Federal Reserve Looks To Support Economy With Less Drastic Measures

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

(Mark Felsenthal) - The Federal Reserve, facing rising global financial strains and recession fears, is poised to increase downward pressure on lo...

Fed Chairman: Big Banks Need 'More-Stringent' Rules

Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Larger financial firms should face more onerous regulatory requirements to make sure they can withstand turbulence in economy or cred...

Could The Federal Reserve Go Broke?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (By Pedro da Costa and Ann Saphir) - The U.S. Federal Reserve's journey to the outer limits of monetary policy is raising concerns...

Bernanke To Address Congress This Week

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Housing's in the tank, banks are scared to lend, but oil is at $100 a barrel and inflation is threatening to pick up -- what's a central banker to do?...