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  • Letters: What the Fed really does

    Re "Bernanke leaves legacy of stimulus and stagnation," Jan. 26 The article may leave readers with a misunderstanding of the primary roles of the Federal Reserve. Those responsibilities are to promote maximum employment, keep prices stable and to...
  • Timothy Geithner unapologetic in memoir of the financial crisis

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner never seemed to fit in the nation’s capital. And he knew it. He begins his memoir, “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises,” by admitting that he was “an unorthodox choice&...
  • Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks

    Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks
    Stock prices are near all-time highs, but the real place to be this year is the bond market. To the surprise of many on Wall Street, the long-underestimated fixed-income market is quietly outperforming its equity counterpart. Many investors expected...
  • Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success

    Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success
    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis. He rightly takes credit for what most...
  • Fischer is confirmed to Fed board

    Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel head picked by President Obama for the No. 2 job at the Federal Reserve, won Senate confirmation Wednesday to become a member of the Fed's board of governors. The 68-27 vote in favor of Fischer means he will...
  • The Bernanke legacy [Editorial]

    The Bernanke legacy  [Editorial]
    Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, 60, probably won't win many popularity contests. He's frequently been vilified by the political left for doing too little and by the right for doing too much. Most Americans probably have no idea what he...
  • Fed cements tapering with another cut in bond-buying stimulus

    Fed cements tapering with another cut in bond-buying stimulus
    WASHINGTON — Shrugging off the recent turbulence in financial markets, the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat take on the U.S. economy and went through with a second straight cut to its large bond-buying stimulus program. Although the decision to...
  • Good riddance to Bernanke's tight-money policies

    Good riddance to Bernanke's tight-money policies
    The Wall Street Journal is on the hard-money side of the debate over recent monetary policy. But its editorial on the departure of Ben S. Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve articulated a conventional wisdom that transcends that debate. The...
  • The Federal Reserve meeting: Five things to watch for

    The Federal Reserve meeting: Five things to watch for
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve's last chance this year to reduce a key stimulus program comes Wednesday when central bank policymakers wrap up a two-day meeting and Chairman Ben S. Bernanke holds his last scheduled news conference before stepping...
  • Stocks surge after Fed decision to scale back stimulus

    NEW YORK -- Stocks rallied nearly 2% after the Federal Reserve announced it would begin scaling back its stimulus program early next year. The Dow Jones industrial average added 292.71, gaining 1.8% to 16,167.97 at the closing bell Wednesday. The...
  • Bernanke says recovery 'far from complete,' Fed stimulus will continue

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Wednesday that central bank policymakers decided to modestly reduce a key stimulus program because of "meaningful" progress in the jobs market, but emphasized the economy "has much farther...