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Ben Bernanke

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  • Despite failed refi, Bernanke has plenty of mortgage options

    An unidentified lender rejected Ben S. Bernanke's request to refinance the loan on his Washington, D.C., house, but the former chairman of the Federal Reserve could easily have found a deal elsewhere had he looked around, mortgage experts said. Bernanke...
  • Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?

    Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?
    The account by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of how he couldn't refinance his Washington townhouse seemed the perfect example of mortgage lending standards that many complain are too tight.  Lending experts, though, said Bernanke's...
  • AIG bailout was designed to punish insurance giant, Paulson testifies

    The 2008 government bailout of American International Group Inc. was specifically designed to punish the insurance giant, former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson said in U.S. court Monday. The $85-billion loan package extended to AIG — then...
  • Less than 1 in 4 Americans in survey know Janet Yellen is Fed chair

    Less than 1 in 4 Americans in survey know Janet Yellen is Fed chair
    Janet L. Yellen made history this year when she became the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, but most Americans apparently didn't notice. Just 24% correctly identified her as the central bank's chair in results of a nationwide poll released...
  • The Week Ahead: Washington to revisit the recession

    Investors are right to focus on what's to come for markets such as the beginning of third quarter earnings season. However, in the week ahead, a Washington, D.C. courtroom revisits the extraordinary and never before taken actions by the U.S. government...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?

    How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?
    It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time. It was somewhat less widely noticed that on that day, you would have notched a...
  • The inflation alarms are still false

    The inflation alarms are still false
    There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV. Chicago-based...
  • Fed stays the course on rates

    Fed stays the course on rates
    The Federal Reserve seemed to give investors and the business world just about everything they wanted to hear. The Fed endorsed the view that the sharp contraction in the first quarter was a blip: The economy has rebounded from the weather-related...
  • Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends bailout

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends bailout
    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is convinced he saved the country from a depression and regular Americans from ending up in shantytowns and bread lines. And he's taking another shot at convincing you too. In his new book, "Stress Test," he...
  • Tea Party activist who beat Cantor is economist and Ayn Rand fan

    David Brat, who scored a huge political upset with his primary election defeat of House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is a conservative Tea Party Republican and a college professor who has written about the role of religion in economic...