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WNYC News

Fed Official Defends Bernanke Amid Market Turmoil

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The top U.S. banking official in New York is defending Ben Bernanke after markets dropped following the Fed Chairman's remarks last week.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Where Is the Economy Headed?

Friday, May 24, 2013

As we approach the summer, unemployment is falling, stocks are rising and housing is looking better than ever. Yet in the past few years, the economy has looked better at the start of the year, only to take a turn for the worse. Will the same happen in 2013?

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The Takeaway

The Changing Nature of Economic Retreats

Friday, August 26, 2011

Many eyes are on Jackson Hole, Wyoming today, as the markets wait on remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. It was at last year's Fed Symposium that Bernanke laid the groundwork for the Fed to buy $600 billion in treasury bonds to stimulate the deflating economy. Many are hoping that this year, the Fed will unveil another economy-boosting plan. Conferences like the Fed retreat at Jackson Hole or Davos weren't always considered backdrops for major policy announcements. When did this change? And why?

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It's A Free Country ®

What Can the Fed Do to Aid our Economy? Not Much More Than it Already Has

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The United States Federal Reserve's policy board announced today it will extend its period of extremely low interest rates through 2013 if not longer.

But don't expect that to solve the nation's financial woes.

A macroeconomic look at the U.S. economic slump makes it clear that the Fed is limited in what tools they have to fix the economy, and they have already used most of the tools at their disposal, without much success.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Did the Fed's Quantitative Easing Work?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Federal Reserve's program to boost economic growth comes to an end on June 30th. Was it a success?

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It's A Free Country ®

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why the Fed is Sticking with Quantitative Easing

Friday, December 17, 2010

Jon Hilsenrath, chief economics correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, talks about Federal Reserve policy regarding quantitative easing, its effects on inflation, and why the Fed remains optimistic about economic recovery.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

U.S. and Indian Economies

Monday, November 08, 2010

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, explains "quantitative easing" and is joined by Mira Kamdar, author of Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World  (Scribner, 2008), to discuss the economic significance of President Obama's trip to India.

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The Takeaway

Ahead of G20, US Financial Policy Faces International Criticism

Monday, November 08, 2010

Later this week, world leaders will gather at the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea. The meeting comes just days after the Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600 billion worth of Treasury bonds through a process known as "quantitative easing." In response to the announcement, American stock markets reacted positively. World leaders abroad did not.

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The Takeaway

Will $600 Billion in 'Quantitative Easing' Help Ordinary Americans?

Monday, November 08, 2010

Last week, New York Times Wall Street and finance reporter Louise Story explained how the Federal Reserve's new economic recovery plan, known as "quantitative easing," works. Story explained that the process is intended to effectively lower already-low interest rates, making it cheaper for banks to borrow money. But how will this impact ordinary, middle-class Americans?

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The Takeaway

Quantitative Easing: The Fed's Latest Attempt to Improve The Economy

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Federal Reserve Bank announced Wednesday that it will once again make a large purchase of Treasury Bonds — $600 billlion worth — as part of a Quantitative Easing to help the struggling economy. The response of many to this news: "Quantitative what?" Louise Story, Wall Street and Finance Reporter for our partner The New York Times, joins the show to break it down.

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