| 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 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Brutal winter weather contributed to a downturn in job growth and other economic data, raising questions about the strength of the recovery and testing the Federal Reserve's resolve in unwinding its key bond-buying stimulus program....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON — The day after Lehman Bros. filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, Federal Reserve policymakers hadn't yet grasped the scope of the financial storm blowing overhead.
What was clear to them as they gathered for a regularly scheduled...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:03 AM
After eight years at the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke might have been ready for a vacation. But it's been less than a month since he stepped down as chair, and he's announced he's been planning a memoir. He expects to meet with publishers in the next...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how much of the recent economic slowing was caused by the harsh winter weather, a determination that could prompt it to reconsider how fast it pulls back on its key economic stimulus.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Bitcoin fanciers should count themselves lucky that the entire world press has become obsessed with the cabaret over whether a 64-year-old Temple City software engineer is the Satoshi Nakamoto, the fabled mysterious/pseudonymous inventor/inventors of...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON — With the economy slowly improving, Federal Reserve officials are shifting their efforts from stimulating the recovery to restoring normal monetary policy — although new Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen tried to stress that day remains...
| Mar 21, 2014
The Federal Reserve said again this week that it didn't foresee raising short-term interest rates any time soon, although it did so in an official statement that was more vague than its previous pronouncements. Then new Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Ben S. Bernanke, whose eight-year tenure as Federal Reserve chair ended Sunday, will join the Brookings Institution think tank as a distinguished fellow in residence.
The news came Monday as his replacement, Janet L. Yellen, was sworn in...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:15 AM
La nueva presidenta de la Reserva Federal (Fed), Janet Yellen, garantizó hoy la "continuidad" de la política monetaria de su predecesor, Ben Bernanke, y habló de la posibilidad de nuevos recortes "comedidos" en las compras de bonos si la economía del país...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's new leader, Janet L. Yellen, signaled that the central bank is likely to keep scaling back its signature stimulus program despite a recent string of weak economic data.
Making her first congressional appearance...