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Fed Ends Stimulus Program With Economy Still On Shaky Ground

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve just declared the U.S. economy well enough to leave intensive care, though it is not yet the picture of health. ...

Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

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.

Zach Carter

Key Republican Rips Income Inequality, Calls For New Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

How Left and Right Can Unite to Fight Unemployment

Justin Talbot Zorn | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Justin Talbot Zorn

While progressives have sought more Fed transparency , the left's preference has been to boost employment through Fed-fueled consumer demand. This could change.

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) -...

Quantitative Easing: An Addiction That Makes Cold Turkey Inevitable, but Timing Will Be Key

Michael Kay | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Michael Kay

Commentary and debates from some of the most talented brains in economics reveal a myriad of differing opinions surrounding orthodox and unorthodox monetary policy, but one fact we can be certain about -- QE cannot last forever.

This Guy Is Our Only Hope

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

These Three Words Are Causing A Pavlovian Stock Rally Today

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

Just how addicted is the stock market to the Fed's easy money? We just got a prime example. Late Wednesday morning, stocks were meandering along, n...

JPMorgan Report: Tax Holiday Would Pack 'Bigger Punch' Than Fed Policies

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. Thomas Lee, chief equity strategist at JPMorgan, would really, really like a tax repatriation holiday. Lee release...

Most Fed Officials Want To Raise Rates Before Selling Assets

Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Federal Reserve officials prefer to raise benchmark interest rates before selling assets when the time comes to tighte...

How One Hedge Fund Manager Made A Killing Betting On Washington

nytimes.com | ANITA RAGHAVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

[David] Tepper, who runs Appaloosa Management, a $14 billion hedge fund in Short Hills, N.J., told CNBC in late September that the Federal Reserve's w...

Shahien Nasiripour

The Fed Rains Money On Corporate America -- But Main Street Left High And Dry

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bill Gross will be one of the few to benefit from the Federal Reserve's announcement this afternoon. The legendary money manager, who oversees more t...

Shahien Nasiripour

Bernanke Preps Markets For Further Fed Action Despite Questions About Impact

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke further prepped Wall Street on Friday for another round of Fed activity to lower interest rates despite the risk...