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  • Republican presidential candidates (L-R) U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush participate in the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California.

    Democrats blame Wall Street for the economy's slow growth, says Judy Shelton. But the GOP should blame the Fed, and here's why.

  • Fed should be audited: Paul Rand

    CNBC's John Harwood sits down with Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul to discuss why he thinks Congress should be able to look at the Federal Reserve's books.

  • Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    The former Fed chairman also says the central bank faces "a tough call" on whether or not it should raise interest rates.

  • Richard Fisher: Fed's long-term play

    Former Dallas Fed CEO Richard Fisher, discusses the Fed's policy on rates and the overall health of the U.S. economy. And Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in.

  • Richard Fisher: Yellen will determine Bernanke's fate

    Former Dallas Fed CEO Richard Fisher, shares his thoughts on former Fed Chairman Bernanke's remarks on interest rates and provides insight to the central bank's hesitancy to raise rates. And Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in.

  • Bernanke confronts Fed critics

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the Ben Bernanke interview, which happened earlier in the day on Squawk Box.

  • Ben Bernanke

    What will define his legacy is whether the Fed went far beyond its central mandates and in doing so laid the groundwork for peril ahead.

  • Ben Bernanke

    The former Federal Reserve chief also said there's been too much reliance on the Fed, and other policymakers in the government need to step up.

  • Bernanke walks fine line in discussing curerent policy

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on what Ben Bernanke thinks of how the Fed is handling policy as the world faces slower growth.

  • Benanke a hero, Fed has one big problem: Mishkin

    Frederic Mishkin, former Federal Reserve Board Governor and Columbia University economics professor, weighs in on Ben Bernanke's thoughts on the Fed.

  • Ben Bernanke

    Reflecting on the financial crisis, Ben Bernanke tells CNBC he was most troubled by the knowledge this firm was going to fail.

  • Bernanke: My worst moment

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, is out with his new book "The Courage to Act."

  • Bernanke: Wouldn't worry about China's stock market

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, weighs in on potential systemic risk from a slowing China.

  • Bernanke: We had to intervene with AIG

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, weighs in on the Fed's plan to raise short-term interest rates, in watching the unemployment rate.

  • Bernanke: We had to intervene with AIG

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, reflects on the Federal Reserve's actions in 2008, during the bailout of AIG, and collapse of Lehman Brothers.

  • Bernanke: Wasn't a way to save Lehman

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, reflects on his decision making in 2008 regarding the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

  • Bernanke: Rate hike should be last resort

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, discusses the link between monetary policy and financial stability. "It's self-defeating to use the wrong monetary policy," Bernanke says.

  • Bernanke: More help needed from fiscal policy

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, confronts one critic Stan Druckenmiller, who said in 2013 "Ben Bernanke is running the most inappropriate monetary policy in the history of the developed world."

  • Bernanke: Long-term low or no inflation has risk

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, discusses the risks with low inflation.

  • Bernanke: Fed done what it can

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, shares his reaction to last week's news the U.S. economy only added 142,000 jobs in September. Bernanke weighs in on the headline on his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.