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  • Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis

    Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis
    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...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year average is 4.28%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year average is 4.28%
    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%,...
  • Fed district chief expects central bank's stimulus cuts to continue

    Fed district chief expects central bank's stimulus cuts to continue
    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....
  • Fed releases transcripts of meetings from 2008 financial crisis

    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...
  • Transcripts detail Fed's struggles amid 2008 financial crisis

    Transcripts detail Fed's struggles amid 2008 financial crisis
    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...
  • Bernanke joins Brookings think tank as Yellen takes over as Fed chair

    Bernanke joins Brookings think tank as Yellen takes over as Fed chair
    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...
  • Yellen afirma que continuará la política monetaria de Bernanke

    Yellen afirma que continuará la política monetaria de Bernanke
    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...
  • New Fed chief Janet Yellen signals further cuts in stimulus

    New Fed chief Janet Yellen signals further cuts in stimulus
    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...
  • Lawmakers want Fed board to approve big bank enforcement actions

    Lawmakers want Fed board to approve big bank enforcement actions
    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....
  • Bernanke leaves legacy of stimulus and stagnation

    WASHINGTON — As Ben S. Bernanke walks away from the Federal Reserve's marble headquarters on the Mall after presiding over his last policy meeting Wednesday, he will leave behind a bittersweet legacy. On one hand, his unprecedented efforts to...
  • 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...