Ben Bernanke


  • Federal Reserve stared down a volatile global economy in October to keep its plans for an eventual interest rate hike on track, and is likely to do so again this week amid plunging oil prices and a potential currency crisis in Russia. According to the Bank for International Settlements, U.S. bank exposure to Russia has fallen from $43 billion at the start of 2013 to...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- The Federal Reserve will not just tighten policy based on how the U.S. economy is faring, but on how well financial markets respond to the eventual interest-rate hikes, an influential Fed official said on Monday. New York Fed President William Dudley said the U.S. central bank will unleash more aggressive rate rises if financial markets do not...

  • Surprise! Millennials are buying stocks Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    Contrary to what you may have heard, this online trading platform says millennials ARE buying stocks.

  • Fed now expected to stay lower for a lot longer Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:22 PM ET
    The U.S. Federal Reserve Building is shown at sunrise in Washington, Oct. 28, 2014.

    Remember when the Federal Reserve was going to raise rates next spring? Yeah, well that was fun while it lasted.

  • Can stocks climb the wall of worry?: Farr Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks have been unexpectedly rallying, but can they climb the wall of worry and keeping going?

  • Testimony to end, but AIG case far from over Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    AIG headquarters in New York City.

    The last witness in an eight-week trial is expected to be called Friday, but a verdict is still months away.

  • Foreigners bought a total of 2.23 trillion yen worth of Japanese shares, including both futures and cash stocks, during Nov. 4-7, according to data provided by the Japan Exchange Group, which operates the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Exchange. The total amount was seen as a record, according to Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities and Nomura Securities...

  • Ben Bernanke is a really funny guy. Seriously Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Even guys who had to bear the weight of the world on their shoulders can laugh a little, too.

  • How Ben Bernanke's refi rejection could help you Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    The former Fed chair being turned down for a home refinancing loan should serve as a call-to-action, HomeServices CEO Ronald Peltier tells CNBC.

  • Sorry, Mr. President. Your card was declined Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

    President Barack Obama said on Friday that his credit card was rejected at the classy Estela restaurant in Manhattan.

  • 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...

  • Gartman says the euro 'is doomed to failure' Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Conflicting economic priorities in Europe likely will spell the end for the region's common currency, according to Dennis Gartman.

  • 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...

  • AIG shareholders say treated unfairly in bailout  Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    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.