August 26, 2011 On Wall Street, stocks fell at first on word that the Fed isn't likely to take any new steps to boost the economy. They later recovered.
August 26, 2011 Though nervous investors are waiting anxiously to hear what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has to say later this morning, he isn't expected to signal any shifts in policy.
July 15, 2011 It's the third month in a row that production has either been flat or has declined. Supply disruptions after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan get part of the blame.
Not afraid to say no.
July 1, 2011 Thomas Hoenig thinks the Fed is repeating mistakes of the past, keeping interest rates too low for too long. That risks creating another bubble, and another crash, he says.
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June 8, 2011 "Some slowing in the pace of growth was noted in the New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Chicago districts," the Fed says, while "Dallas characterized that region's economy as accelerating" and growth was "steady" elsewhere.
March 31, 2011 Federal Reserve releases information on banks that got emergency loans during 2008 financial crisis
March 21, 2011 It will now have to give details about which financial institutions got emergency help.
March 15, 2011 And "conditions in the labor market appear to be improving gradually," central bank policymakers say. But they are silent on what, if any, effects the crisis in Japan may have on the global economy.
January 12, 2011 The central bank's latest "beige book" review of how things are going around the nation finds modest improvement in most places.
January 7, 2011 But the Fed chairman says economic growth is likely to remain too slow to significantly boost job growth -- and that the nation's unemployment rate will likely still be at 8 percent or above two years from now.
December 14, 2010 But while growth continues, it is "insufficient to bring down unemployment," the central bank's policymakers agree. So they'll keep interest rates low in a bid to boost growth.
December 14, 2010 Meanwhile, Federal Reserve policymakers meet today and this afternoon are expected to say they're keeping their policies unchanged.
December 9, 2010 A rising stock market during the July-September quarter has boosted the net worth of Americans by 2.2 percent to $54.9 trillion. The overall gain came despite the fact that real estate values dropped by 3.7 percent.
December 8, 2010 Bernanke contradicted himself on the same news show inside a year regarding the Fed's "printing money." The central banker told 60 Minutes a year ago the Fed was printing money. Now he says it isn't -- and blames it all on a myth.
The Federal Reserve's latest forecasts.
November 23, 2010 The good news is that Federal Reserve policymakers think the economy will keep growing through next year and into 2012. The bad news is that they think unemployment will stay uncomfortably high.
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