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  • LONDON, May 28- The business cycle may not be dead, but financial markets sense this one will stretched to the limits.

  • Next baseball commissioner … Ben Bernanke? Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke watches the game between the Washington Nationals and the Toronto Blue Jays at Nationals Park.

    Stranger things have happened. Ben Bernanke is known for his love of baseball, and he needs a new gig now that he's no longer chairman of the Fed.

  • New maestro in town: Fischer takes seat at Fed Friday, 23 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stanley Fischer speaking during a Senate Banking Committee nomination hearing in Washington, March 13, 2014.

    Stanley Fischer has been confirmed to join the board of governors, meaning he'll have a vote—and an important say—in monetary policy.

  • Ben Bernanke as next baseball commissioner?     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    Andrew Ross Sorkin, "Squawk Box" co-host and New York Times columnist, talked about the former Fed chairman's qualifications for the job.

  • UPDATE 1-Fed on road to 'normal' may be rocky: Williams Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 22- The Federal Reserve is finally moving back to "normal" monetary policy, a top Fed official said on Thursday, even as he warned of possible lurches along the way.

  • Big bank on speech circuit     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Richard Brodsky, Demos senior fellow, discuss the ethics of huge speaking fees which former presidents and government officials receive once they leave office.

  • Bernanke cashing in     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    Since leaving the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke has been raking in the bucks, commanding six-figure fees on the speaking circuit. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports which government officials are making the most cash per speech.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Sidelined Fed a boon for emerging markets Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    May 21- U.S. interest rates are staying low for quite some time, a backdrop which should, all else equal, favor emerging markets. The taper has become reality, and yet, amid signs of economic weakness from Europe and the U.S., market interest rates have dropped and the bid for riskier assets has generally been relatively good.

  • No need for Fed to shrink balance sheet: Bernanke Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Bernanke said the Fed does not need to shrink its $4 trillion-plus balance sheet for it to normalize monetary policy.

  • DALLAS, May 19- The Federal Reserve does not need to shrink its $4 trillion- plus balance sheet by even "a dime" for it to normalize monetary policy when the time comes, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke said on Monday. "The Fed has worked very carefully to figure out how to raise rates at the appropriate time," Bernanke told a monetary policy conference.

  • *Hedge funds at $250,000 meetings with former Fed chairman.

  • Geithner on the financial crisis     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, one of the most pivotal and controversial figures during the financial crisis, defends his actions and reveals what he would do over.

  • *Narrowing trend may soon run out of steam- analysts. LONDON, May 9- The premium which emerging dollar bonds hold over U.S. yields has shrunk to a level not seen since May 2013 when the Federal Reserve flagged plans to taper its stimulus programme and triggered a sell-off in the risky asset class.

  • 5 takeaways from Geithner and the financial crisis Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner testifies during a hearing July 25, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Andrew Ross Sorkin reflects on the major takeaways from his recent interviews with former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 8- The U.S. Federal Reserve is in no rush to decide the appropriate size of its balance sheet, but if it ultimately shrinks it to a pre-crisis size, the process could take the better part of a decade, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, taking a page from her predecessor, urged the U.S. Congress on Thursday to address the nation's long-term budget challenges, warning that the current course was unsustainable. "I would join my predecessor in saying that I do think it's important that the Congress address that issue," she said.

  • Fed needs to stop meddling: Michael Farr Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, speaks at The Economic Club of New York on April 16, 2014.

    The Fed's unwillingness to extricate itself from the markets is a very worrisome trend, says Michael Farr.

  • NEW YORK, May 6- The Federal Reserve should expect more "bumps in the road" as financial markets react to increasingly less precise communications from the U.S. central bank, a top Fed policymaker said on Tuesday.

  • "The Fed may get more raucous about what to do next as tapering draws to a close," Alan Blinder, a banking industry consultant and economics professor at Princeton University said in a speech to the Investment Management Consultants Association in Boston.

  • Should Henry Paulson have made the list?     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen; Paul Steiger, ProPublica, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, share their thoughts on the titans of central banking and whether Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson should have made the list.