| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Letters to the editor from Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods and Kildeer.
The legal position that campaign cash is speech is sheer nonsense. Freedom of speech means that you are free to say what you please, not the volume setting on your...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:07 AM
A five-week decline in fixed mortgage rates has ended, with Freddie Mac’s survey showing the 30-year home loan averaged 4.28% early this week, up from 4.23% a week ago.
The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged at an average of 3.33%,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- Reflecting concerns that government settlements with big banks haven't been tough enough, two Democratic lawmakers want the Federal Reserve board to approve all major enforcement actions.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Federal Reserve officials are expected to start slowly reducing the central bank's $4.2 trillion in assets next year after the end of a key stimulus program that has helped dramatically increase the size of its balance sheet, according to survey results...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke first gained prominence writing about the Great Depression. Now he plans a memoir to defend how he and other officials battled the biggest crisis and economic downturn since then.
“I'd like to be...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve on Friday released transcripts of its 2008 meetings when central bank policymakers were grappling with the financial crisis.
The transcripts from official Federal Open Market Committee sessions are made public after...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- Janet L. Yellen, who broke the Federal Reserve's glass ceiling, marks two more milestones Wednesday, wrapping up her initial policymaking meeting as chairwoman then facing reporters' questions for the first time since taking office last...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, saying the job market is far from normal, made clear Monday that the central bank remains committed to providing extraordinary support for the economy for some time to come.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy C. Stein plans to step down next month, creating another vacancy on the central bank's already short-handed board.
Stein, 53, a Harvard economist and former Obama administration advisor, has served on the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Although the Federal Reserve has been criticized for its unprecedented efforts to fight the 2008 financial crisis, former Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday the central bank could have done more.
"Although we have been very aggressive, I think on...