| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two others for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said.
| Jan 28, 2014
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...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:44 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Trash talking has begun and every girlfriend is preparing her "why don't you love me as much as you love Matthew Berry?" speech. God bless fantasy football season.
I applaud all the ladies who play! But unfortunately, women account for only about 20...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:22 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Even as European Union leaders at the G-20 summit here crowed about a reviving Eurozone, the head of the European Central Bank said he didn't share their optimism.
In somber remarks, ECB President Mario Draghi said he...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:57 PM
WASHINGTON — It was two steps forward, one step back last month for the sluggish labor market.
A modest net gain of 169,000 jobs in August combined with a large downward revision for the previous two months to raise new doubts about whether the...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Last week: In the world of sports, the U.S. Men’s National Team qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this week with a 2-0 win over Mexico. This will be the seventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup appearance for the U.S. MNT.
Looking ahead: The...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Josh Atkinson is a high school senior and class valedictorian with a passion for filmmaking and skateboarding. The 17-year-old also is a quick study in the tactics of Ben Bernanke and fellow Federal Reserve economic titans.
"Yes," said Atkinson, smiling....