September 21, 2011 By selling some bonds and buying others, the central bank hopes to put downward pressure on long-term interest rates. The hoped-for result: a boost to the economy.
June 6, 2011 Peter Diamond argues he's not the real loser after Senate Republicans blocked his nomination to the Federal Reserve. It's sound monetary policy based on rigorous thinking, not ideology.
November 19, 2010 Bernanke said the Fed's $600 billion Treasury bond buywas just another way to do what the Fed does when it lowers key interest rates. The alternative, he said, was to risk more unemployment and economic woes in the U.S. and eventually the world.
August 10, 2010 The Federal Reserve said it would keep pumping money into the economy by buying Treasury securities.
June 23, 2010 The Federal Reserve left a key rate unchanged, noting that there were signs of weakness throughout the economy.
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