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Fed Stimulus

Fed Officials Agreed On Cuts To Stimulus

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials agreed at their January meeting that further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate a...

Stocks Slide As Fed Trims Stimulus

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 01.29.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock investors had plenty to dislike on Wednesday. Disappointing earnings from some big U.S. companies, ongoing jitters in emerg...

Dow Closes At Record High

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high as investors expect the Federal Reserve to keep up its econ...

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Posted 11.18.2013 | Business

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S&P Hits Record High

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index hit a record high on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would continue buying bonds at an $85...

8 Eerie Parallels Between Ben Bernanke And Walter White

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

Five years ago, two middle-aged nerds launched risky ventures that spun out of their control. Both are now trying to end those ventures cleanly, while...

Majority Of Americans Won't Miss Fed Stimulus (Because They Don't Know What It Is)

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business

(Restores dropped word "if" in the 2nd sentence of the 23rd paragraph) By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17 (Reuters) -...

Fed Likely To Slow Stimulus

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is being engulfed by the one thing it tries to prevent: uncertainty. Will the Fed take its first step Wednesda...

Fed Official: End Stimulus 'Quick'

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2013 | Business

BERLIN, July 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. central bank must end its bond-buying programme quickly and an end to the programme was "in sig...

Fed To Continue Stimulus

AP/HuffPost | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it will maintain the pace of its bond-buying program to keep long-term interest rates at record ...

Bernanke: It's Too Soon For Fed To End Stimulus

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserv...

Fed Issues Dire Warning

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve stuck to its plan to buy $85 billion in bonds each month to push down borrowing costs and prop ...

Stocks Jump On Stimulus Announcement

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose further on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve launched another aggressive stimulus program, sayi...

Lackluster Jobs Report May Push The Fed To Act

AP | PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER S RUGABER | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — American employers cut back sharply on hiring last month, crushing hopes that the job market was improving and putting more pressur...

Paul Ryan Shoots Down Idea For Economic Jolt

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said on Friday that another round of monetary stimulus...

Fed Continues To Twist Noting Economy Needs Further Support

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is trying again to jolt the American economy out of its stalled recovery. It's extending a program that aims to...

Wall Street's Mouth Watering Over Fed Stimulus Hopes

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy we've got today is more or less the economy we've got for the rest of the year. That's the message from...

'Operation Twist': What Is It? How Could It Help? But Why Will It Not?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As the U.S. launches $400bn 'Operation Twist' in a desperate attempt to kick-start the economy, concerns arise over how effective this will be.

Fed Remains Noncommittal About New Stimulus, Despite Sluggish Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

With the debt-ceiling fight resolved, and discouraging economic reports piling up, the Federal Reserve is under close scrutiny for signs that it might...

William Alden

When Fed's Stimulus Ends, What Next?

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- When Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke holds his first-ever press conference on Wednesday, he will have some explaining to do. Two mon...

Economists: Fed's Stimulus Has Been A Disappointment

nytimes.com | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM | Posted 06.24.2011 | Business

But most Americans are not feeling the difference, in part because those benefits have been surprisingly small. The latest estimates from economists, ...

Fed Officials Pondered Further Stimulus

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials signaled at their August meeting that they would consider going beyond a modest program to purchase gover...

Donald Kohn: Fed Should Consider More Stimulus

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, who retired last week after 40 years at the central bank, says that the economy is in "a slow slog ou...