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  • As Fed ends bond buys, Yellen to expand influence Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else:. But the phase-out of the bond-buying stimulus program Yellen inherited from her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, truly marks her inauguration. "Janet Yellen's ability to place her mark on the nation's monetary policy is...

  • Q&A: Did the Fed's $4 trillion experiment work? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The $4 trillion experiment is over. The Federal Reserve announced the end of its economic stimulus known as quantitative easing on Wednesday. Launched during the financial crisis in 2008, it was an unprecedented effort aimed at reviving a dormant economy through buying trillions in bonds.

  • How well did the Fed's stimulus work? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. Now, $4 trillion later, QE is drawing to a close, so the question is: Did it work? "Look at us now," says Anthony Chan, chief economist for Chase Private Client in New York.

  • Volatility will remain high as the U.S. moves to raise rates, and could pose difficulties for emerging markets, Mexico’s Finance Minister said.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Of all the key government players involved in saving the U.S. economy from collapse back in the autumn of 2008, Edward Quince has hardly earned a mention. The Wall Street Journal, which earlier on Friday reported Bernanke's alias, said the Fed's general counsel testified that the former Fed chairman used the name during the financial crisis to...

  • Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 6:59 PM ET
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    In court, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke defended the government's bailout package for AIG, including an equity stake taken by the government.

  • After-hours buzz: AMZN, SYMC & more Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:02 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Take a look at some of Thursday's after hours buzz: AMZN, SYMC & more.

  • Bernanke testifies in AIG trial     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former Fed chair Ben Bernanke appeared slightly combative and vaguely annoyed at questioning. John Levin, CEO of Levin Capital Strategies, provides insight.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took the stand on Thursday to defend the U.S. government's bailout of American International Group in 2008, in a fourth day of testimony by former top government officials looking to convince a federal judge that the rescue of the insurance company was legal. Former AIG Chief Executive Hank...

  • CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's testimony suggests AIG had no other options at the time of its government bailout.

  • Why markets fear a second 'taper tantrum'     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    CNBC.com's Jeff Cox explains a dire scenario that could keep Fed officials up at night: losing control of the interest rate structure.

  • This is the 'doomsday' bond market scenario Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    The fear is that an exodus for the door along the same lines as the "taper tantrum" could crush the market.

  • AIG bailout trial: Geithner on the stand     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former New York Fed president and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on the stand answering questions about the AIG bailout.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 20 Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- World Business Forum in New York. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks about the global economy and the recent G20 finance ministers meeting in a discussion sponsored by the Peterson Institute- 1245 GMT. ALBUQUERQUE- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy before an economic forum hosted by the Federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson told a packed courtroom on Monday that AIG shareholders were singled out for punishment as part of the U.S. government's attempt to contain the contagion of the 2008 financial crisis. "AIG, either fairly or unfairly,... became a symbol for all that is bad on Wall Street," Paulson said as he testified about...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson told a packed courtroom on Monday that AIG shareholders were singled out for punishment as part of the U.S. government's attempt to contain the contagion of the 2008 financial crisis. "AIG, either fairly or unfairly,... became a symbol for all that is bad on Wall Street," Paulson said as he testified about...

  • AIG trial: Paulson's testimony     Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's testimony wrapped up quicker than expected at the AIG bailout trial, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Tough grilling over AIG bailout     Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the big week ahead for the AIG bailout trial. Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke; former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson; and former Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Timothy Geithner, will take the stand this week.

  • AIG headquarters in New York City.

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg's trial against the U.S. government gets underway today.

  • Power Rundown: Jobs & US lending     Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera; Marc Morial, National Urban League; and Ron Christie, Christie Strategies CEO, look at today's "Power Lunch" stories, including the better than expected September jobs data.