| Nov 10, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The Federal Reserve has ended its roughly $3.7 trillion program of bond buying, leaving in its wake hard questions Did it strengthen the economic recovery? If so, by how much? What are the long-run effects? Should it be used again? We don't have good...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:12 PM
What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Ed Fine's recent rejection for a refinancing of his home loan wasn't exactly like former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's. But there are enough similarities to raise questions about current tight mortgage market standards...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The trial pitting a fallen financial titan against an array of former high government luminaries provides a through-the-looking-glass view of the financial credit crisis of 2008 — a view that only makes sense on Wall Street.
In the U.S. Court of...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:31 PM
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.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:46 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:14 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
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.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:42 PM
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...