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The Stock Market Is Loving Ben Bernanke Right Now

Reuters, | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced it would begin scaling back its stimulus by $10 billion...

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...

Top Romney Adviser: 'Naive' To Think Fed Can Solve Jobs Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business

One of Mitt Romney’s top economic advisers says that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive move last week may be more like a drop in the bucket. Th...

Why Do We Need QE3?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

It's not hard to see why we need "QE3," the Fed's bond buying program to keep long term interest rates low. The Fed is the only game in town able to stimulate growth at the moment, when we are teetering on the edge of several 'fiscal cliffs.'

Politics and Draghi Speaks

Michael Farr | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The silly season of politics is fully underway. Though it is not our habit to predict political outcomes, we are going on record with our belief that...

European Central Bank Tackles Crisis Head On With New Program

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

* Draghi says ECB council agreed on bond-buying * Will remove any doubt about irreversibility of euro * No limit set on ...

ECB Struggling To Do 'Whatever It Takes' To Save Euro

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business

* Monti, Hollande call for action to cut excess borrowing costs * ECB rate decision, news conference on Sept. 6 ...

Bernanke Speech Unlikely To Unveil Major Program, Economists Say

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Many on Wall Street hope Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will unveil a new effort Friday to boost the economy in a highly anticipa...

Rise In Jobless Claims Suggests Little Improvement

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting little imp...

Fed Officials Split Over Policy Changes

Reuters | Mark Felsenthal and Glenn Somerville | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Mark Felsenthal and Glenn Somerville) - Some Federal Reserve officials last month believed they would have to hold to an easy monet...

Fed Officials Raises Doubts Over New $600B Program

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Federal Reserve official with close ties to Chairman Ben Bernanke expressed doubts Monday about whether the Fed's new $600 billio...