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Tag Archives: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

Bernanke: With unemployment high, Fed can do more

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — Chairman Ben Bernanke sent a clear message Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to help the still-struggling U.S. economy. His remarks seemed to leave two questions: What exactly will the Fed do? And when? ...

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Bernanke says many struggle despite U.S. recovery

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says data that show the U.S. economy in recovery doesn’t fully capture the tough times felt by many. Bernanke says that while measures of consumer spending, income and wealth point to improvement, “many ...

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Marianne D. Fishler: Keep risk in mind when chasing high yields (access required)

On March 13, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated the Federal Open Market Committee’s intention to keep interest rates low through 2014. This is welcome news for mortgage borrowers or those invested in equities, as investors may decide to move ...

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Regulators balk at demands for foreclosure reports

WASHINGTON — Banking regulators refused to commit to releasing details of their investigations into illegal foreclosure practices by the nation’s largest banks. Appearing before a Senate panel Thursday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Acting Comptroller of the Currency John ...

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Rising food and gas costs push up consumer prices

Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, lifting inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But inflationary pressures have begun to ease this month and analysts say some prices could taper off by summer. ...

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Fed sees improving economy, but high gas prices a concern

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy improved in every region of the country this spring, but higher oil prices remain a concern, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. Factories were busier, consumers spent more and companies boosted ...

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Republicans grill Bernanke over inflation threat

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress sharply questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday over whether the Fed’s policies are raising the risk of rising inflation in the months ahead. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said he is concerned ...

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