Ben Bernanke


  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- The Federal Reserve should be willing to let inflation temporarily run above its target level so as to more quickly bring the economy back to health, a top Fed official said on Friday, even as a second policymaker signaled the very idea left him cold.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Financial market turbulence will likely return when the Federal Reserve decides to hike interest rates, top U.S. economists said in a paper that warns of the potential consequences of the Fed's extraordinary stimulus program.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- The market turbulence of last year's "taper tantrum" is likely to return when the Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates, some top U.S. economists concluded in a research paper that warns that more policy stimulus today can spark bigger disruptions in the future.

  • US sentiment shrugs off bitter cold, rises in Feb. Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A worker prepares parts to be assembled for industrial coffee grinding equipment at the Modern Process Equipment Inc. (MPE) manufacturing facility in Chicago.

    U.S. consumer sentiment rose marginally in February even as concerns about the extreme weather persisted.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the yield curve and the jump in the euro.

  • US economy lost steam in fourth quarter Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    Trucks loading with goods leave the port in New Jersey.

    The U.S. slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 13 Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota and Federal Reserve Board Governor Jeremy Stein participates in panel to discuss report on interactions between monetary policy and financial stability before the University of Chicago Booth School of Business 2014 Monetary Policy Forum- 1515 GMT.

  • ATLANTA, Feb 27- The Federal Reserve will probably keep benchmark interest rates low for "quite a while" even as the U.S. central bank begins to raise them from their current near-zero level, a top Fed official said on Thursday.

  • Santelli: Lots of action in fixed income     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • US jobless jump, durables paint mixed picture Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    The number of U.S. jobless claims rose last week, but the underlying trend suggested no shift in labor market conditions.

  • Santelli: Treasurys 'doing their own thing'     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • LONDON, Feb 25- Gold climbed to its highest in four months on Tuesday after disappointing U.S. consumer confidence data augmented concerns over the pace of U.S. economic recovery.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in Treasury yields, and the U.S. dollar versus the Chinese yuan.

  • US home prices surged at year's end: Case-Shiller Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    U.S. single-family home prices ended 2013 on a strong note, soaring by more than 13 percent.

  • LONDON, Feb 25- Gold edged down on Tuesday, consolidating below its strongest level in four months as investors awaited data due later in the session for clues on the pace of the U.S. economic recovery. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent to $1,332.51 an ounce by 1049 GMT, having gained more than one percent to its highest since Oct. 31 at $1,338.60 on Monday.

  • Market participants in Asia remained focused on China, where a recent spate of soft data has raised concerns about the outlook for growth, in addition to lingering fears about the impact of the government's efforts to cool the property market.

  • *Risk currencies benefit from easing Ukraine fears for now. The dollar index stood at 80.21, near the middle of its range in the past week between 79.93 and 80.42, with safe-haven demand for the greenback receding on growing hopes Ukraine may find some stability after the fall of Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovich.

  • Santelli's old touch rule on yields     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli shares his thoughts on why yields are not going up and the U.S. dollar index is "going nowhere fast."

  • Feb 21- As the financial crisis deepened in 2008, Janet Yellen argued at least twice for a more aggressive cut to interest rates than most of her colleagues at the Federal Reserve, internal documents unsealed on Friday showed.

  • Feb 21- Federal Reserve policymakers, in an emotional meeting on one of the darkest days of the 2008 financial crisis, were worried the failure of Lehman Brothers a day earlier would wreak havoc on a teetering financial system but feared cutting already low interest rates might prove an over-reaction.

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