| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:34 PM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's efforts to explain how its unprecedented economic stimulus will be phased out might rattle Wall Street, but Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the aim is clear — avoiding a severe market reaction that would hurt...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:09 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's choice for replacing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke probably comes down to a quiet consensus builder, who would be a historic pick, or one considered brilliant but difficult to work with.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:20 PM
NEW YORK — Investors pushed major U.S. indexes to a fresh round of all-time highs this week after strong profit reports from Wall Street banks were seen as another sign that the economy is improving.
Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs and Morgan...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Half of economists in a poll released Tuesday said they expected the Federal Reserve to start tapering its monthly bond-buying purchases in September.
The percentage was up from last month, when 44% of economists in the survey by Bloomberg...
| Sep 17, 2013
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has presided over what may be the Fed's most aggressive intervention in the U.S. economy ever, acquiring trillions of dollars worth of securities in a multiyear effort to revive the sluggish economy. With...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is it taper time for the Federal Reserve?
That's the key question as the financial and economic worlds await the end of the central bank's policymaking meeting Wednesday and Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's quarterly news conference.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers unexpectedly voted Wednesday not to alter one of the central bank’s key economic stimulus programs.
The move defied market expectations that the Fed would begin tapering its monthly purchases of $85...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In an era of unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to bolster the economy, add another first — a highly public campaign to influence the selection of the central bank's next chief.
Supporters of Fed Vice Chair Janet L....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to hold steady on short-term interest rates and the central bank's bond-buying program, but indicated that they expected economic growth to pick up.
Following a two-day meeting, the Federal Open...
| Aug 1, 2013
WASHINGTON — Improving economic data is making the prospects more likely that the Federal Reserve will start tapering its massive bond buying next month, a move that suggests the recovery is on solid ground but that would be likely to roil Wall...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:34 AM
WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official indicated Friday that he was not prepared to start reducing the central bank's bond-buying stimulus program soon, saying policymakers needed to see more economic data before making a decision.