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  • As stimulus tab rises for Fed, worries grow it may require a bailout

    As stimulus tab rises for Fed, worries grow it may require a bailout
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to stimulate the economic recovery from the Great Recession, but the tab has risen to such tremendous proportions — fast approaching $4 trillion — that some worry the central...
  • Budget stalemate could end talk of the Fed tapering its stimulus

    Budget stalemate could end talk of the Fed tapering its stimulus
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appeared poised a few weeks ago to start pulling back on its unprecedented support for the economy, but surprisingly stopped short out of fear the recovery still was too fragile. That was before the budget...
  • Political stalemate broken: Now what?

    After three weeks of political wrangling, the federal government is open and the debt ceiling has been increased. The good news/bad news is that there's a 90-day grace period before the next potential round of budget/debt ceiling debates. Now the fun...
  • How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?

    How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?
    WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...
  • Janet Yellen, a good fit at the Fed

    Janet Yellen, a good fit at the Fed
    Congress has spent much of the last three years stumbling about like a traveler who's lost his map, with no coherent strategy for bolstering the weak economy or putting more jobless Americans back to work. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has worked...
  • Fed to begin easing bond policy

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve took its first step toward curtailing its unprecedented efforts to boost the economic recovery — a sea change in policy that over time will result in interest rates drifting higher for businesses and...
  • The Fed starts to taper -- but doesn't give up on easy money

    Nothing like a little sugar to help investors swallow a bitter pill from the Fed. The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee announced Wednesday that it will finally start tapering its extraordinary efforts to stimulate the economy. Instead of printing...
  • At the Fed, Janet L. Yellen will lead a potentially fractious team

    At the Fed, Janet L. Yellen will lead a potentially fractious team
    WASHINGTON — Now that the Federal Reserve has started to ease a key economic stimulus, the reins of managing monetary policy to finish the job soon will be turned over to Janet L. Yellen, the central bank's vice chair. She won't find it easy....
  • Stanley Fischer said to be top choice for Fed vice chairman

    Stanley Fischer said to be top choice for Fed vice chairman
    Former Bank of Israel Gov. Stanley Fischer is President Obama's leading candidate to become vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, people familiar with the selection process said. Fischer, 70, would replace Janet L. Yellen as the Fed's No. 2 official,...
  • 2013 year in review

    Wrapping up the year in one column is tough, but let's give it a try. Although the financial industry likes to think that the center of the universe is located somewhere between lower Manhattan and the hedge fund enclave of Greenwich, CT, most of 2013 was...
  • Reel Critics: 'Money for Nothing' worth the price

    Reel Critics: 'Money for Nothing' worth the price
    Only a documentary about the Federal Reserve could have the real luminaries of the system as the stars of the film. Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Paul Volcker and a host of Treasury officials appear as themselves in "Money for Nothing: Inside the...
  • Grow the economy by growing the debate about it

    Hey, have you heard about this thing called "the fiscal cliff"? Actually, the better question is: Have you heard about anything except the fiscal cliff? Nine months ago, the term had not even entered the media lexicon. And now it's suddenly everywhere....