Ben Bernanke


  • Bailout Would Only Prolong Crisis: Jim Rogers Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 6:08 AM ET

    The $700 billion bailout package that Congress is scrambling to pass will only prolong economic woes, legendary investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Busch: The 4 Act Financial Bailout TV Show Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    As we watch the TARP support unravel in an ugly way on Capitol Hill, the situation is closely resembling the core structure of every successful television show from "House" to "Baywatch." Let's run through this 4 act comedy/drama.

  • Mad Money Reverse Psychology Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    When Cramer called for rate cuts in August 2007, Washington ignored him. Now he's backing the Paulson plan, but no one else wants it. Might be time for a mind game to get this thing passed.

  • Real Economy In Real Trouble, Too Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 1:17 PM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Now, with a deal on the financial bailout expected soon, let's get back to the real economy—and the recession already in progress.

  • Welch Applauds GE Moves Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 8:11 AM ET

    Former General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Jack Welch appaulded the company's decision to suspend its stock buyback plan in order to maintain its "AAA" credit rating.

  • Today's Top Videos: Buffett, Bailout, AIG & More... Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 7:22 PM ET

    Warren Buffett makes a surprise $5 billion endorsement to Goldman Sachs spacer, while Treasury Secretary Paulson agreed that a proposed $700 billion financial bailout be modified to put some limits on executive pay. Following are today's top videos:

  • Techs Carry the Torch Amid Bailout Blues Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks got an early boost from Buffett's vote of confidence in Wall Street but the meandering hearings on the bailout sucked the air out of the trading floor. By the closing bell, financials had fallen and only techs were left carrying the torch of hope.

  • Spurt of Optimism Gives Stocks a Lift Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks made a modest advance Wednesday,  boosted by Buffett's investment in Goldman Sachs and optimism that a bailout could boost tech spending.

  • Credit Markets Fear Meter Rising Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 4:23 PM ET

    Warren Buffett said we were on the "brink" last week. That's pretty scary when you look at the unsettled nature of credit markets yesterday and again today, as Congress wrestles on hours of live television with the request to save Wall Street from itself.

  • Stop Trading!: Playing Politics With Paulson's Plan Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    Some lawmakers in Washington might vote against the bailout just to make a statement. But isn't that a vote against America?

  • Gross: Bailout of Wall Street Will Help Main Street Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    The Treasury’s bailout plan for Wall Street will also benefit Main Street, Bill Gross, founder and chief investment officer of investment management firm Pimco, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Stocks Wander as Banks Rise, Anxiety Lingers Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    Stocks made a modest advance Wednesday after Warren Buffett, one of the most highly-regarded investors, calmed the anxious market with a $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs.

  • See What People Are Saying About... Bickering Over Bailout Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 12:53 PM ET

    Although Fed Chairman Bernanke is urging lawmakers to support a $700 billion credit detox plan, his pleas are being met with skepticism...

  • Bernanke: "...This Is A Matter For Psychology."  (UPDATE) Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    That's what Mr. Bernanke said to Senator Schumer, who has been pressing both Mr. Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Paulson for some agreement that would provide a lesser amount (say $150 billion) initially, and then have the next administration vote on providing more funds.

  • Buffett Boosts the Market; Goldman Rises Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks made a modest advance Wednesday after Warren Buffett, one of the most highly-regarded investors, calmed the anxious market with a $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs.

  • Futures Move Higher on Buffett Deal Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 8:20 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday after news that billionaire investor Warren Buffett will invest $5 billion in investment bank Goldman Sachs.

  • No Bailout Would Mean "Carnage" for Markets: Analysts Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 7:58 AM ET

    Speedy Congress approval for a $700 billion plan to bail out the U.S. banking system is paramount to avoid a meltdown of the markets, analysts told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Hey Congress, You Already Passed Homeowner Bailout Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 3:46 PM ET

    In the debate over homeowner aid in the Wall Street bailout, both sides appear to have forgotten that Congress approved a $300 billion mortgage rescue in July.

  • Bowyer: The Bowyer Bailout Alternative Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 3:44 PM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    I just got off the phone with Ed Lazear (Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors), and he made a good case for the severity of the crisis, esp. negative interest rate on t bills.

  • Here is the second part of guest blogger Clint Goodrich's take on what it's been like sitting in front of a computer screen trading during during these historic times.