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  • The Fed starts to taper -- but doesn't give up on easy money

    Nothing like a little sugar to help investors swallow a bitter pill from the Fed. The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee announced Wednesday that it will finally start tapering its extraordinary efforts to stimulate the economy. Instead of printing...
  • Fed to begin easing bond policy

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve took its first step toward curtailing its unprecedented efforts to boost the economic recovery — a sea change in policy that over time will result in interest rates drifting higher for businesses and...
  • At the Fed, Janet L. Yellen will lead a potentially fractious team

    WASHINGTON — Now that the Federal Reserve has started to ease a key economic stimulus, the reins of managing monetary policy to finish the job soon will be turned over to Janet L. Yellen, the central bank's vice chair. She won't find it easy....
  • Will Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner have a battle of the books?

    If there's one thing Federal Reserve chairmen are sensitive to, it's timing. So when W.W. Norton chose this week to announce a forthcoming book by former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, which it dubs "the ultimate insider's memoir of the global financial...
  • Traders pocketed $256 million on Federal Reserve leaks, study finds

    Traders may have made up to $256 million in illicit profit by getting early word of the Federal Reserve’s decisions to loosen or tighten the money supply, according to researchers at Singapore Management University. The researchers cited “...
  • Fed holds steady on interest rates and stimulus, sees risks easing

    Fed holds steady on interest rates and stimulus, sees risks easing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday that they would continue the central bank’s controversial bond-buying stimulus program and leave short-term interest rates near zero to help boost the economic recovery, which they said was...
  • Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs

    Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama praised both Lawrence H. Summers and Janet L. Yellen as "highly qualified" to be the next Federal Reserve chief, but said he had a "range of outstanding candidates" and reiterated that he would not make a decision until the...
  • Bernanke says unemployment hasn't improved enough to slow stimulus

    Bernanke says unemployment hasn't improved enough to slow stimulus
    WASHINGTON -- Despite improvement in the labor market over the last year, central bank policymakers were not confident enough yet that the economy could handle a reduction in a key stimulus program to move ahead with a pullback this month, Federal Reserve...
  • Five questions for Steve C. Huber

    Five questions for Steve C. Huber
    Investors for years have poured money into bonds despite the low yields, viewing them as low-risk and reliable. The trend has been so dominant that some experts have warned of a so-called "safety bubble." But after the Federal Reserve indicated that...
  • Obama suggests he won't renominate Ben Bernanke as Fed chair

    Obama suggests he won't renominate Ben Bernanke as Fed chair
    President Obama suggested he might not renominate Ben S. Bernanke for a third term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, saying the central bank chief has already stayed in the job longer than originally planned. In a PBS interview that aired late Monday,...
  • Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday

    Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- A difficult task awaits Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke when he faces the TV cameras Wednesday in his quarterly news conference. He has to try to reassure investors, analysts and politicians that the central bank has a plan for...