Ben Bernanke


  • Fed Would Be Shut Down If It Were Audited, Expert Says Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's balance sheet is so out of whack that the central bank  would be shut down if subjected to a conventional audit, Jim Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, told CNBC.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    A Fed interest rate hike in the coming months is being viewed with caution by analysts, who say the economy is nowhere near ready for a brake on growth.

  • Mohamed El-Erian, co-chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co.

    The Obama administration needs to present a detailed plan to investors to show how it will "restore fiscal sustainability," Pimco CEO Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • The recent surge in interest rates is threatening not only the housing market but the overall economic recovery and three-month-long stock rally, experts say .

  • Obama's Economic Circle Keeps Tensions Simmering Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 10:35 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers, Director of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council

    As the president’s advisers have struggled with the economic crisis, Lawrence H. Summers is often at the center of heated debates.

  • Don't Get Too Excited About Economy: Pimco's Gross Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    Despite recent signs that the economy is improving, slow growth will continue to be the "new normal" for investors, Pimco co-CEO Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Recall the Stimulus And Set the Fed Free Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 8:39 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Testifying before the House Budget Committee this week, Ben Bernanke said that when the time comes, the Fed will raise interest rates in order to stop inflation from building in the next recovery. He also asked for “fiscal balance” to sustain financial stability.

  • Art Cashin: Be Wary of Rally's New 52-Week Lows Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 11:52 AM ET

    New U.S. jobless claims fell for a third straight week last week; productivity rose 1.6 percent. What does this herald for the stock markets? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered his insights to CNBC.

  • Tony Fratto: Big Ben's Bell Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 9:23 AM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, in his testimony to Congress yesterday, sounded the alarm bell for political leaders to put in place a plan to restore balance to the nation's fiscal books.

  • Farrell: Bernanke And Hoenig Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 9:15 AM ET

    Kansas City Federal Reserve President Hoenig said that due to the funding needs of the Treasury "it is clear that interest rates must rise." Our dear Uncle Ben said quite clearly in testimony on Wednesday that the "Fed will not monetize the debt."

  • Stocks Snap Four-Day Winning Streak Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a four-day winning streak Wednesday after a trio of weak economic reports tarnished the shine on recovery hopes.   Wal-Mart led the few Dow gainers after an analyst's remarks.

  • US Downgrade, Inflation Years Away: Pimco's Gross Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 3:06 PM ET

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  • Stocks Pare Losses; Wal-Mart Leads Dow Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 12:40 PM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a trio of weak economic reports got the market off to a lower start.  Wal-Mart led Dow gainers after an analyst's remarks.

  • Stocks Slide After Economic Reports Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 10:13 AM ET

    Stocks retreated Wednesday as a weak ADP report on the employment situation, and misses on both ISM services and factory orders  offered a reminder that the economy isn't out of the woods.

  • Futures Fall Ahead of Jobs Numbers Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 7:54 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Wednesday ahead of key jobs and mortgage data and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the state of the economy.

  • Stocks Gain 4.1% in May; GM Now at 75 Cents Friday, 29 May 2009 | 6:49 PM ET

    Stocks capped a winning month with a 1-percent rally Friday as traders squeezed in a few last-minute trades to close out the month of May.  Investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and less-bad GDP report. Oil stocks benefited from the rise in oil prices. Dell ended higher after beating its earnings target. GM ended at 75 cents a share.

  • Stocks Try to Claw Back; GM Below $1 Friday, 29 May 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    Stocks made another break higher Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and less-bad GDP report. Oil stocks benefited from the rise in oil prices. Dell shot out of the gate after beating its earnings target but other techs were slow to follow. GM fell below $1.

  • Stocks Lose Confidence; GM Below $1 Friday, 29 May 2009 | 11:46 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment less-bad GDP report but still remained a bit jittery. Dell shot out of the gate after beating its earnings target but other techs were slow to follow.  GM fell below $1.

  • Futures Rise After GDP Report Friday, 29 May 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street Friday after the latest GDP report showed the economic decline began to slow in the first quarter.

  • Stocks Jump Over 1% Amid Relief After Auction Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Stocks ended higher Thursday as crude prices climbed after an inventory pare-down and the results of the Treasury bond auction eased concerns about government debt.

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