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Federal Reserve Shocks with Move to Hold Bond-Buying Program Intact

Thursday, September 19, 2013

In a major surprise to investors yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced a recommendation to leave the bond buying stimulus program intact. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the Fed's decision is Sheila Bair, the former chairwoman of the F.D.I.C. and author of "Bull By the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself."

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The Takeaway

Janet Yellen and the Future of the Fed

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Janet Yellen is the new presumptive front-runner for chair of the Federal Reserve. But who is Janet Yellen? And how might she change the Fed if she's put in charge? Susan M. Phillips has some insights to share. She served on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve from 1991 to 1998, overlapping with Janet Yellen during Yellen’s first appointment from 1994-1997.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Economics reporter Neil Irwin discusses how, how the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks—Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank—managed the global economic crisis. He tells of the birth of central banking in 17th-century Sweden, and traces how banks and bankers came to exercise extraordinary power over our collective fate. In his new book, The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire, Irwin gives an account of the most intense exercise in economic crisis management the world has ever seen.

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Opening the Fed

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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[T]he fact is while he can’t make the economy suddenly feel healthy, [Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke] could do more than he is currently doing, and he should be doing more than he is currently doing.

David Leonhardt,writer of the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Insourcing Vs. Outsourcing

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New York City has run up some very high bills for information technology services. The Bloomberg administration now says the answer to cost overruns is to rely more on city workers.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Supreme Court to Hear Case Against Wal-Mart

Monday, December 06, 2010

The nearly ten-year-old class action lawsuit filed against Wal-Mart is heading to the nation's highest court.

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WNYC News

GDP Numbers Show Drop, But Better Than Expected

Friday, August 27, 2010

U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter of this year as the government revised downwards the gross domestic product (GDP) to 1.6 percent from a previous estimate of 2.4 percent. The news caps a week of bad news about the nation’s economy, in particular, reports that housing sales fell to record lows in July.

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The Takeaway

The Economy: Double-Dip or Mixed Results?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke speaks today at an annual Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. What will Bernanke say about where our economy stands, in light of some recent grim numbers we've received this summer? And do we face a real threat of a "double-dip recession?"

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Congress, Toyota, and the Federal Reserve

Thursday, January 28, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us from Capitol Hill with more reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.
  • AUTO TAKEOUT: Because of faulty accelerators, Toyota decided this week to stop building and selling eight of it's most popular models, including the Camry and Corolla. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, joins tells us about the recall.
  • BUSINESS TAKEOUT: The Federal Reserve decided this week to keep short-term interest rates near zero. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story joins us to discuss the Fed's move, and how it may help support economic recovery.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Bernanke, TSA Nominee, Broncos

Monday, January 04, 2010

  • Fed Takeout: Louise Story, financial reporter for our partner, The New York Times, talks about Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech in Atlanta yesterday, where he said faulty regulation, not the Fed's interest rates policy, is to blame for the housing bubble.
  • Washington Takeout:  Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, explains how, in the wake of an attempted airline bombing on Christmas day, the routine appointment of a Director to the TSA will now be conducted under intense scrutiny.
  • Sports Takeout: Kim Constantinesco is a blogger for predominantlyorange.com, a Denver Broncos fan site, and she joins us to discuss the Broncos' last game of the season and their playoff fate.

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The Takeaway

Reflecting on the Financial Meltdown

Friday, August 21, 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is in Jackson Hole, Wyoming today at the annual meeting of economists and central bankers. Bernanke will address the group with a speech entitled “Reflections on a Year of Crisis.” We speak with Jesse Eisinger, a senior reporter at ProPublica, asking him to provide his own reflections on Bernanke's actions during this economic "year of crisis."

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The Takeaway

How Chairman Bernanke Sees the Economy

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last night, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke was at a town hall meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, where he faced tough questions from the public about his monetary policy and his approach to regulation. Bernanke said he expects the unemployment rate to remain high in the coming months, even as the economy recovers. The Takeaway talks to Edmund Andrews, economics reporter for The New York Times who's reporting from Kansas City.

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