June 3, 2013 At Princeton's commencement, the central bank chief mixed in some humor with his advice. He even quoted comedienne Lily Tomlin. That's not your typical "Fed speak."
December 7, 2012 Metaphors can be great for framing the urgency of a problem, but what do you do when the image isn't accurate? If you are the president or a Republican Congressional leader, you keep hammering with the metaphor anyway. It's all Ben Bernanke's fault.
July 18, 2012 At an annual rate of 760,000, ground-breaking for construction of single-family homes, apartments and condominiums the pace rose 6.9 percent in June from May
July 17, 2012 Though the central bank expects "moderate" economic growth in coming quarters, Bernanke offers a sober assessment of current conditions. But there is brighter news: Home builders say they're growing more confident about the housing sector's recovery.
June 7, 2012 The Federal Reserve chairman sees reasons for growth to continue. But he warns that automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the so-called Bush tax cuts threaten to derail the recovery.
June 7, 2012 The Federal Reserve chairman talks about the outlook for the economy this morning. Investors will listen closely for clues to the Fed's plans.
February 29, 2012 Five years ago on the last day of February, he told Congress the economy's fundamentals were strong. On this last day of February 2012, he predicted that inflation will remain in check.
January 25, 2012 The central bank also says it likely won't be switching gears and nudging interest rates higher until at least 2014. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke concedes its longer-term forecasts are "a best guess."
June 8, 2011 There's always a trade off in finance between safety and economic growth. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon square off.
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 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.
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.
November 19, 2010 Speaking in Frankfurt the Fed Chairman bluntly criticized countries who keep their currency undervalued. He says any problems caused them by the Fed plan, are basically their own fault.
November 9, 2010 Bernanke will appear to ignore political pressures since markets want him to appear independent.