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  • The Bernanke legacy [Editorial]

    The Bernanke legacy  [Editorial]
    Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, 60, probably won't win many popularity contests. He's frequently been vilified by the political left for doing too little and by the right for doing too much. Most Americans probably have no idea what he...
  • Things to know for Wednesday

    Things to know for Wednesday
    Toronto residents and their Baltimore cousins are fighting heat. (Ours is worse, but they have less cooling infrastructure to fight it.) A cartoonist/runner, meanwhile, is fighting what he calls "The Blerch." And Tour de France riders are fighting for the...
  • Five questions for Steve C. Huber

    Five questions for Steve C. Huber
    Investors for years have poured money into bonds despite the low yields, viewing them as low-risk and reliable. The trend has been so dominant that some experts have warned of a so-called "safety bubble." But after the Federal Reserve indicated that...
  • Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job

    Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job
    President Barack Obama has appointed Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former top Maryland financial regulator, as deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, the White House announced late Wednesday. Raskin, 52, has served as a governor of the Federal...
  • Adding secrecy to scandal in mortgage crisis

    Adding secrecy to scandal in mortgage crisis
    We already know that federal regulators have undermined accountability for abuses by mortgage servicing companies. In another disturbing development, the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are refusing to turn over...
  • Who should be the next Federal Reserve chair?

    Who should be the next Federal Reserve chair?
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke plans to step down when his term expires at the end of January — if not sooner — and President Barack Obama is expected to nominate a successor this fall. Right now, the front-runners appear to be former...
  • Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?

    Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?
    The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
  • Fed's easy money will eventually trigger inflation

    Fed's easy money will eventually trigger inflation
    Bar the door, Nelly — the Fed has abandoned all restraint and will now print money to finance the federal deficit. To support the weak recovery, the Federal Reserve continues to keep short-term interest rates near zero, purchase mortgage-backed...
  • President Obama has steered the nation wisely through troubled times

    I was flabbergasted by Stanley Glinka's recent letter criticizing President Obama's performance in office ("Obama made U.S. weaker, more vulnerable," Oct. 31). He obviously lives in a different country than the rest of us. Let me point out that over...
  • First, we sacrifice the politicians…

    I wish to respond to Kenneth Weeden's letter to the editor ("Who bears the burden?" Oct. 31). During World War II, people understood the need for sacrifice because if they didn't, there was a good chance we would all be speaking German today. Today's...
  • Low interest rates have hurt retirees

    Low interest rates have hurt retirees
    A lifelong Democrat, I now find myself taking issue with the Obama administration in general and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in particular as it pertains to current Fed policy. What seemed to have been a good idea at the onset, to keep...
  • Sequester madness

    Sequester madness
    Nothing short of a miracle — or a sudden onset of rational behavior inside the Capital Beltway — is going to prevent mandatory, across-the-board federal spending cuts from going in effect Friday. It's also clear the public sector workforce...