Ben Bernanke


  • Spending Cuts Key To Recovery: Former U.S. Comptroller Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 11:26 AM ET

    The key to economic progress is not a revenue equation, but a spending equation, David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Curveball Alters Talks on Wall St. Reform Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) and ranking member Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)

    President Obama’s proposals to tax and curb the activities of Wall Street have thrown an unpredictable element into the debate over financial regulatory reform. They also have touched off an intensive new round of lobbying and raised questions in Congress over whether his plan will add urgency or merely bog things down.

  • Obama: Cutting Deficit as Important as Job Growth Saturday, 30 Jan 2010 | 8:45 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama said Saturday that trimming budget deficits is as important as creating jobs, his top domestic priority this year, to continue the economic recovery that appears under way.

  • In Davos, Regulators Tell Bankers New Rules Coming Saturday, 30 Jan 2010 | 8:23 AM ET
    Government Regulation

    Government regulators from the U.S. and Europe laid out their financial reform plans Saturday before a skeptical banking industry, asking financiers for input but adamant that change was coming with or without their support.

  • Tax-Tax-Tax, Spend-Spend-Spend Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 12:17 PM ET

    The day after President Obama’s State of the Union, Congress went ahead and passed a $1.9 trillion — that’s right, $1.9 trillion — increase in the federal government’s debt limit. Let me tell you why this bothers me.

  • No Burning Bush Epiphany for Obama Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    The day after President Obama’s State of the Union, Congress went ahead and passed a $1.9 trillion—that's right—a $1.9 trillion increase in the federal government’s debt limit. Let me tell you why this bothers me.

  • Farrell: Time For A Correction? Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The market needs a correction after a 60% gain from last March and the news of the day Thursday was that Greece was looking for some help.

  • Banks' Complaining of Taxes Is "Outrageous": Frank Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 6:19 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    The tax on banks proposed by President Barack Obama is likely to become law, while a proposal to set up a fund for unwinding troubled financial institutions has little chance of succeeding, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told CNBC Friday.

  • Bernanke Confirmed By Fed, Troubles Far From Over Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 5:24 PM ET

    How should you game banks now that Ben Bernanke has won Senate confirmation for a second term as Fed Chairman.

  • US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

    Bernanke will have to sharpen his political skills in his second term as Congress continues to attack the Fed and weighs a proposal to audit the central bank.

  • Paulson 'On The Brink' and On CNBC Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 1:21 PM ET

    This Monday, Henry Paulson will be on CNBC as Larry's guest. The former head of the Treasury is coming on CNBC to talk with Larry about his new book and his role in the bailouts and AIG.

  • Thoughts on Geithner, AIG, the Fed, and Tax Cuts Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 12:49 PM ET

    Unpopular as he may be, Treasury man Tim Geithner did a fine job yesterday defending the government rescues of last fall — including AIG.

  • Quick: Bernanke Backers in Davos Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 10:12 AM ET

    Ben Bernanke is the buzz on everyone's lips and has the support of some big names here in the Alps. Here's what one said.

  • Farrell: Bankers Beware Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    US President Barack Obama delivers his first State of the Union address

    In a long, at times flat, at times inspiring speech, the President stuck to his guns and most decidedly did not take a turn to the center.

  • Farrell: Be Bold, Mr. President Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:17 PM ET
    Beau Biden

    The sheer cost of the health care plan seems to have scared the independent voters in Massachusetts. America has not fallen in love with Republicans. They have fallen out of love with lofty speeches, ambitious goals, and the "establishment" and will vote anybody out of office who gets in the way.

  • Fed to Keep Interest Rates Low Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 2:28 PM ET

    The following is a statement from the Federal Reserve following its Jan. 26-27 meeting.

  • Geithner Defends AIG Bailout, Denies Role in Any 'Coverup' Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 12:06 PM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    A defiant Treasury Secretary Geithner defended the government's bailout of AIG last year and denied playing any role in withholding information about deals that sent billions of taxpayer dollars to big banks

  • President Barack Obama

    Now, sir, let's join hands, you and me, and go for a full-throated spending and debt limitation approach that will last not three years, but many decades to come. It will keep us out of bankruptcy, re-balance our books and promote growth.

  • Busch: The Gomer Pyle AIG Outlook Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 10:15 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    What-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it will be the over-arching theme of the questions. According to the US Treasury Department, Geithner was recused from "working on issues involving specific companies," including AIG after he was nominated on Nov. 24th, 2008, for the US Treasury Secretary.

  • Geithner, NY Fed Defend Actions on AIG Payments Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 3:36 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    The U.S. Treasury Secretary denied any role in disclosures about the insurer's payments to banks and defended his decisions as New York Federal Reserve chief to pay full price to retire AIG credit default swaps.

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