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  • Sen. Cruz: I'm not crazy—media's distorted my image Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:05 AM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the podium as Reps. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., look on, during a rally on the east front lawn of the Capitol to call for the defunding of President Obama's executive action that grant's amnesty to illegal immigrants, December 3, 2014.

    Ted Cruz isn't worried about the caricature that media has invented for him because he's confident that the American people will make their own judgment.

  • Experts see shift in GOP's attack on the Fed Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Scott Garrett, R-N.J.

    Some GOP members say the Fed needs to be reined in as it has abandoned caution trying to stimulate the economy, the NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, April 2- Investors yanked $7.3 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund in March as Pimco's flagship fund continued to reel six months after the exit of co-founder Bill Gross. The Pimco Total Return Fund remains the world's largest bond fund, although it is now only slightly bigger than the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index fund, which has assets of $116.8...

  • Bernanke's blog part of his mission?   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    Bernanke's blog part of his mission?

    Kevin Warsh, Hoover Institution, shares his thoughts on Ben Bernanke's decision to post a blog.

  • Bernanke speaks: Interest rates could rise Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    Ben S. Bernanke, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says downward pressure on rates would ease as economic recovery in Europe takes hold.

  • March 30- Ben Bernanke launched a blog on Monday, giving the former Federal Reserve chairman a new pulpit from which to make an old argument: why interest rates need to be so low. Bernanke, who handed the reins of the U.S. central bank to Janet Yellen last year, has been hitting the conference circuit more in recent months ahead of the planned publication of his book...

  • Sizing up US economy   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Sizing up US economy

    John Silvia, Wells Fargo Securities chief economist, shares his economic forecast or the rest of 2015.

  • Bernanke: Low rates part of long-term trend   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Bernanke: Low rates part of long-term trend

    Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke is defending the low federal funds rate, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • The U.S. central bank on Monday released a summary of the staff report in response to recent queries by both Democratic and Republican members of Congress. The queries concerned the Fed's internal follow-up to an article published in the Wall Street Journal and a client note circulated by analyst firms Medley Global Advisors. But members of Congress in recent...

  • It also dovetails with recent statements from notable investors Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates and DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach, both of whom had urged the Fed to move cautiously. "There has been a disconnect between the Fed and the markets and now the Fed has aligned itself with the market a little more," said John Derrick, director of research at...

  • Fed indicates rate hikes coming, but not in April Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve.

    Speculation was intense going into the decision that the Fed might drop "patient" from its statement and signal the chance of an imminent rate hike.

  • MUMBAI, March 17- Emerging markets need to be prepared for the impact of a rise in U.S. interest rates which could still surprise in both timing and pace, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said on Tuesday. In a speech in Mumbai, Lagarde warned that there could be a repeat of the so-called "taper tantrum" seen in 2013 when then Federal Reserve...

  • MUMBAI, March 17- Emerging markets must prepare for the impact of a rise in U.S. interest rates which could surprise in both its timing and pace, the head of the International Monetary Fund said in India on Tuesday. In a speech in Mumbai, Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned the so-called "taper tantrum" that slammed emerging markets in 2013 could be repeated.

  • 'Taper tantrum' Part II hitting the bond market Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen adjusts her glasses as she testifies at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2015.

    With the Federal Reserve nearing its first rate increase in about 6½ years, bond investors are bracing for the shock.

  • NEW DELHI, March 16- India is better positioned to cope with external financial shocks than most emerging market economies, International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde was quoted saying on Monday, just ahead of a of a crunch meeting of the U.S. Now, Lagarde said in an interview with the Times of India before a two-day visit, India is in better shape.

  • *Wall St braces for Fed to remove' patient' language. March 13- Forget the 2013 "taper tantrum." Stocks may fall further if Fed Chair Janet Yellen drops a pledge to be "patient" about rate hikes in the Fed's statement after the upcoming policy meeting.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- A group of prominent U.S. economists, including former Federal Reserve chiefs, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, wrote to congressional leaders Thursday to support key trade legislation but warn against including currency rules in trade deals. The economists, all former chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, said...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 4- The Federal Reserve struggled with the message being sent by its role in bank bailouts and worried about the impact of a bond-buying program aimed at easing the 2007-2009 financial crisis, according to transcripts released by the U.S. central bank on Wednesday. In a prescient view of future policy, then-San Francisco Fed President...

  • Fed Matters: QE watershed moment   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    Fed Matters: QE watershed moment

    The Federal Reserve released new transcripts from 2009 just as the U.S. economy began to turn, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Steve Liesman.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 4- The Federal Reserve struggled with the message being sent by its involvement in bank bailouts in 2009 and worried about its implementation of a bond-buying program aimed at easing the financial crisis, according to transcripts released by the U.S. central bank on Wednesday. "Until the reinforcements arrive, I don't think we have...