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  • Obama's long arm into Bush team

     
    by Frank James Here's one way for a president-elect to get around some of the limits placed on him by the Constitution which makes a president-in-waiting wait until late January to officially take office: choose as your Treasury secretary a......
  • Federal Reserve goes deep

     
    by Frank James Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and the rest of the central bank policymakers decided to throw the long ball down the field to the end zone when everybody thought they were just going to try and pick......
  • Consumer prices see record drop in Nov.

     
    by Frank James More concerns today about the dreaded economic possibility of deflation, the phenomenon where prices fall throughout the economy, reducing the power of companies and workers to charge what they need to in order to make ends meet.......
  • Video: Obama on bipartisanship

     
    If you missed it last night, an excerpt from Obama's press conference, talking about slow progress in breaking the hold of partisanship on the stimulus proposal: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-...
  • Bernanke: 'Era of high living...is over now.'

     
    Watch CBS Videos Online by Frank James It was refreshing to see Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke do an on-the-record interview, breaking the central bank's tradition that the top official doesn't do interviews. It's too bad it took the worst......
  • Federal Reserve buying bad & U.S. debt

     
    by Maura Reynolds The Federal Reserve today announced an aggressive program to bolster the housing and credit markets by more than doubling their purchases of mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasury bills in an efforts to free up credit and lower.......
  • Federal Reserve: Low rates holding

     
    by Don Lee The Federal Reserve, offering a modestly more optimistic assessment of the economy today, reaffirmed its policy of keeping interest rates at near zero and suggested it could continue to spur economic activity without triggering inflation. The...
  • Obama and Medvedev: Russian revival?

     
    by Mark Silva It may not be the "reset button'' that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented her Russian counterpart earlier this year - a symbol of the need to start over again in relations between the United States and......
  • Bernanke, 'bold,' offered anew for Fed

     
    By Christi Parsons and Mark Silva OAK BLUFFS, Mass. -- President Barack Obama, praising Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for resolute handling of the worst economic crisis in decades, said today that he will nominate the appointee of his Republican.....
  • Obama nominating Bernanke: New term

     
    by Jim Puzzanghera and Christi Parsons Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, a scholar of the Great Depression who moved boldly last fall to prevent another economic catastrophe, will be nominated by President Obama to a second four-year term as......
  • Why Do U.S. Automakers Care About China's Rising Currency?

     
    China???s central bank announced that it would let its currency trade in a wider range, triggering a rise in its value on Monday. This move could affect U.S. automakers in important ways. GM, Ford and Chrysler could all stand to......