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  • Poll: Americans about as satisfied with future as in early 1960s

    Poll: Americans about as satisfied with future as in early 1960s
    As Americans look to the future, they are about as satisfied today as they were during the early 1960s, as tumult raged over racial integration and the Vietnam War. In a new analysis stretching over half a century, Gallup found that Americans grew...
  • Barbara Branden dies at 84; Ayn Rand biographer championed her subject

    Barbara Branden dies at 84; Ayn Rand biographer championed her subject
    Barbara Branden, who wrote a definitive biography of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand after a close association that ended in a disastrous tangle of relationships, died Wednesday in a rehabilitation center near her home in West Hollywood. She was 84....
  • Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?

    Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?
    So Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 86th Academy Awards next week. Nothing against her or, for that matter, Billy Crystal (who has hosted nine telecasts), Whoopi Goldberg (who has hosted four) or Steve Martin (who has done three), but when was it...
  • Wall Street's Fed fixation

    Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke could not have been more precise about the projected cutbacks in the monthly $85-billion bond-buying program. He said in December that the Fed would continue the program until the national unemployment rate fell to 6.5%. And...
  • Bernanke to write book about Fed's handling of Great Recession

    Bernanke to write book about Fed's handling of Great Recession
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke first gained prominence writing about the Great Depression. Now he plans a memoir to defend how he and other officials battled the biggest crisis and economic downturn since then. “I'd like to be...
  • Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis

    Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis
    Although the Federal Reserve has been criticized for its unprecedented efforts to fight the 2008 financial crisis, former Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday the central bank could have done more. "Although we have been very aggressive, I think on...
  • Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to be next Federal Reserve chair

    Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to be next Federal Reserve chair
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. The historic appointment, if confirmed, would make the former UC Berkeley economist the first woman to lead the world&...
  • KPMG auditor deserves 3 years for insider trading, probation office says

    KPMG auditor deserves 3 years for insider trading, probation office says
    Former KPMG partner Scott London should be sentenced to three years in prison for selling secret information about the accounting firm’s clients to a stock-trading friend, who used the tips to make more than $1.2 million in profitable trades, the...
  • Alan Greenspan praises Fed chair nominee Janet Yellen as 'very bright'

    Alan Greenspan praises Fed chair nominee Janet Yellen as 'very bright'
    WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Wednesday praised Janet L. Yellen, President Obama's nominee to be the next central bank chief, calling her "very bright" and saying he often would go to her to explain academic economics...
  • Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke plans to publish a memoir

    Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke plans to publish a memoir
    After eight years at the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke might have been ready for a vacation. But it's been less than a month since he stepped down as chair, and he's announced he's been planning a memoir. He expects to meet with publishers in the next...