| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to stimulate the economy, but a new poll finds that only about a third of Americans have confidence in the central bank's ability to boost growth.
The findings in a New York Times/CBS...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:35 AM
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 other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:51 AM
LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you’ll use to pay for them, at least in Britain.
The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Got some dirty money to launder? Well, Rhode Island scientists say they've devised a method of washing human grease, microbes and motor oil from the world's banknotes using supercritical fluid.
Each year, the world's governments shred roughly 150,000...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday the central bank was unlikely to start reducing a key stimulus program for "a few months" because the partial government shutdown has muddied the economic picture.
Charles Evans, president of...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday announced the nomination of Janet L. Yellen to be the first woman head of the Federal Reserve, calling her "one of the nation's foremost economists and policymakers" who would be a champion for American workers....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. The historic appointment, if confirmed, would make the former UC Berkeley economist the first woman to lead the world&...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers, expecting to pull back on their bond-buying stimulus "in coming months," are considering keeping short-term interest rates quite low for quite a while, among other options to try to support what they see as...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The Wall Street Journal is on the hard-money side of the debate over recent monetary policy. But its editorial on the departure of Ben S. Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve articulated a conventional wisdom that transcends that debate.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Bitcoin prices have crashed over the last few days--again!--this time because Mt. Gox, a major bitcoin exchange headquartered in Tokyo, abruptly announced it was suspending all withdrawals for "technical" reasons.
Mt. Gox said the suspension was...