Ben Bernanke


  • See What People Are Saying About... Politics Of Bailout Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 11:43 AM ET

    Lawmakers and the Bush administration are trying to resolve differences over the legislation that would authorize the Treasury to buy $700 billion in bad assets...

  • The fire sale prices that financial institutions are being forced to use by mark-to-market requirements are significantly less than the hold-to-maturity price. Due to the uncertainty over pricing, private capital is unwilling to come in and buy.

  • The Bush administration's controversial financial bailout proposal may be getting a heavy dose of criticism today from angry lawmakers on Capitol Hill, but Warren Buffett tells us he wholeheartedly supports the plan. He told CNBC's Becky Quick over the weekend, "It's what I would do if I were there."

  • President Bush Confident Congress Will Pass Bailout Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

    President Bush said Tuesday he is confident that Congress will reconcile differences and come together to pass a $700 billion bailout bill to deal with the financial meltdown that has shaken the global economy.

  • Fed Acted Like a Liquidity Drug Dealer: Economist Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 5:10 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve, which has encouraged excessive borrowing, is to blame for the credit crunch that has gripped world markets for more than a year, Marc Faber, the author of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Web Extra: More Trades For Tuesday Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 6:59 PM ET

    In this Web Extra the traders take a closer look at the news calendar and try and turn it into money. Find out how to play the VIX, the new Google phone and more.

  • Bailout Plan Will Be Drag On Fragile US Economy Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 1:53 PM ET

    “The Wall Street mess will now have collateral damage to the real economy,” says Steve Hanke, a former White House economist. “We're coming into this thing in a terrible situation.”

  • Bailout Plan Boosts Stagflation Risk: El-Erian Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    The financial system bailout plan, which could end up by costing Washington around $1.8 trillion, may increase the risk of stagflation, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Today's Top Videos:  Short-Selling, Gold & More... Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 8:04 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson discusses a comprehensive approach to market developments, while Gold was up over 15% over the past two days but took a beating this morning. Following are today's top videos:

  • Never Sell America Short Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:01 AM ET

    We can fix this. If nothing else, that’s the message I hope readers take away from this column. Of course, the “this” is the run on the world banking system. Stock markets have plunged globally, gold prices have shot up, and U.S. Treasury-bill rates have plummeted to 10 basis points, the lowest since the 1950s.

  • Financials Were In Death Spiral, Says Finerman Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    CNBC has learned that an historic meeting is planned for Thursday evening to discuss the financial and housing crisis. What’s the word on the Street?

  • TEXT: SEC Statement Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:36 PM ET

    Statements of SEC Chairman Christopher Cox and enforcement division director Linda Thomsen regarding immediate commission actions to combat market manipulation:

  • Is Fed’s Balance Sheet In Trouble? Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Where does Uncle Sam come up with huge sums of money during a financial emergency?

  • What the Pros Say: Wall Street Welfare? Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:30 AM ET

    Investing experts and economists worldwide weigh in on AIG and what this recent run of bailouts means for financial sectors across the globe.

  • AIG: Too Big to Fail Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    If Washington doesn't want to see the Dow lose another 1,000 points, it better help this company.

  • Hard-Money Week Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 4:24 PM ET

    Treasury man Paulson refused to bail out Lehman Brothers and talked about the need to respect moral hazard. In other words, no more government goodies to reward bad corporate behavior. Of course, stocks got killed yesterday. But interestingly, today they are up about 100 points.

  • Fed Leaves Rates Alone But Is Monitoring Credit Crisis Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve, meeting during an unprecendented crisis on Wall Street, decided to leave interest rates unchanged but expressed concern about the crisis escalating.

  • Fed Stands Pat on Rates: Experts Sound Off Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve left rates unchanged on Tuesday, giving little relief for Wall Street one day after the Dow's 500 drop. What follows are video highlights of the experts' reactions.

  • TEXT: FOMC Statement Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 2:20 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its September 16 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • Fed Needs to Cut by Half a Point: Gartman Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve needs to slash interest rates by half a percentage point to show the public that it is taking steps to avert a financial crisis, Dennis Gartman, founder of the Gartman letter, told CNBC on Tuesday.