Effective demand is extraordinarily weak, probably tantamount to the later stages of the Great Depression, Alan Greenspan said.» Read More
What do you do if you are a corporate or political leader and your predecessor continues to gain media attention after retirement? Former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan has been sharing the spotlight with Ben Bernanke, who’s been chairman for more than a year. Once retired, should they just walk away quietly?
Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan says that the U.S. has a ‘one-third probability’ of falling into a recession this year. Greenspan’s outlook contrasts that of his successor, Ben Bernanke, who believes that inflation is a bigger problem for the economy..so who's right?
Alan Greenspan is at it again.The former Federal Reserve chairman added fresh fuel to the recession debate Tuesday, saying in an interview that that there's a "one in three" chance of a downturn in the U.S. economy this year. That followed comments a week earlier that a recession was "possible" by the end of the year.
Many of those seeking reasons for Tuesday's market meltdown have turned from China to Japan. Two forex experts told CNBC's Liz Claman why the global shock may have more to do with Tokyo than Shanghai -- or New York.
Sure, Ben Bernanke is the current Federal Reserve chairman -- but after Tuesday's market spasm, everyone seems to be talking about Alan Greenspan and his use of "the 'R' word." But does that mean the ex-Fed chief needs to watch his mouth? Two economists took on the question of free speech versus accountability, in "Morning Call."
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was quoted as saying on Thursday that a recession in the United States is possible, though not probable this year as inventory problems in the economy are being addressed quickly, Bloomberg reported.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will address a changed U.S. Congress tomorrow. Should President Bush’s man in the Fed alter his modus operandi in tune with a Democratic-controlled legislature? Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, says the answer is yes.
Economists for Fannie Mae and the NAR advise CNBC’s Bill Griffeth to take short-term real-estate figures “with a grain of salt.”
In the final installment of cnbc.com's exclusive interview series, the financial markets strategist speaks to CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen about inflation, the Fed and investing in 2007.