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Opening the Fed

Thursday, April 28, 2011

David Leonhardt, writer of the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, discusses yesterday's first-ever press conference by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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Open Phones: Chairman Ben Bernanke's Press Conference

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is holding a press conference today. Heidi Moore, Marketplace New York bureau chief, joins us to discuss what questions need to be asked.

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Financial 411: Deliberations Begin in Rajaratnum Trial

Monday, April 25, 2011


Stocks fell Monday on light volume a day after the Easter holiday. Investors pushed stocks down, worried that inflation could cut into corporate profits.



Financial 411: Bernanke Concerned About State Fiscal Recoveries

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is concerned about the fiscal problems troubling many states.



Federal Reserve Chairman Says States Needs Bigger Rainy Day Funds

Thursday, March 03, 2011

States and local governments should build up larger "rainy day" funds, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday evening.


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This Week's Agenda: Budget, Middle East, Jobs

Monday, February 28, 2011

The government is on the verge of a shutdown Friday, as Democrats and Republicans try and come up with some kind of resolution on the budget. Chrystia Freeland, global editor-at-large of Reuters, and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, will look into their chrystal balls and see if any resolution is in sight. While Washington makes attempts at a budget resolution, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading to Switzherland to come up with a resolution on dealing with Col. Moammar el-Gadhafi and Libya. Are Gadhafi's days numbered? 

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Quantitative Easing, Qualified Unease

Friday, December 17, 2010

I think a lot of people were blindsided by the agreement Obama worked out with congressional Republicans to not only extend the Bush tax cuts but to add on with payroll tax cuts and some business tax cuts, so I think we ended up getting more stimulus than most people would have bet for in the summer. There’s a question of whether that’s a good or a bad thing.

- Jon Hilsenrath, chief economics correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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A Gross Misunderstanding

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Daniel Gross, writing in New York Magazine, can't understand the Republican outrage over Ben Bernanke's latest tinkering with the economic markets. After all, Gross notes, Bernanke is himself a Republican! Oh, well then, we Republicans were not aware of that. Of course we'll all sit quietly now! As Sarah Palin said about John McCain: "You don't have to fall in love. You just have to fall in line." Oh wait, that wasn't a Republican leader. That was Hilary Clinton explaining to Democrats that you just pull the (D) lever for John Kerry in 2004 and keep your mouth shut.

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Obama Urges Action on Jobs Bill

Monday, August 30, 2010

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to act on a bill he says will benefit small businesses by creating additional tax cuts and making credit more readily available. That, he said, would make it easier for small businesses to invest, expand, and increase hiring.



Bernanke Gives Economic Update

Friday, August 27, 2010

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the nation's economic recovery has come a long way since the 2008 financial collapse. But, speaking in Jackson Hole, Wyo. on Friday, he also acknowledged that there's "still some way to travel."