Ben Bernanke


  • Banker showdown: Bernanke tells off India's Rajan Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    Despite the earlier exchange, Rajan and Bernanke were cordial afterward. Rajan said "Ben, I'm going to miss you." Bernanke's response could not be heard.

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke shot back at one of his most prominent critics in monetary policy circles: India's central bank chief, Raghuram Rajan.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 22 Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks before the "Enhancing Prudential Standards in Financial Regulations" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia- 1845 GMT.

  • HONG KONG, April 4- Political gridlock is slowing U.S. economic growth, impacting the confidence and budgets of businesses across the country, a top Fed official said here on Friday. Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher took a swipe at U.S. politicians and their inability to cooperate, and accused them of impeding jobs growth.

  • Fed's Fisher: forward guidance should not be binding Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    Federal Reserve must avoid being locked into calendar-based policy commitments and instead ensure its forward guidance is flexible enough to allow it to respond to changing conditions, a top Fed official said in Hong Kong on Friday.

  • UPDATE 3-Stein to step down from depleted Fed board Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 3- Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy Stein, who has spearheaded the debate over whether monetary policy should be used to combat asset bubbles, will step down next month, leaving another big hole in the ranks of the U.S. central bank. Stein will leave on May 28 to return to his teaching post at Harvard University.

  • CHICAGO, March 31- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday took a page from a politician's playbook to defend the U.S. central bank's easy-money policies, citing the struggles of three Americans in a speech and touring a college workshop to shake hands with students and teachers.

  • March 27- No single data point will determine when the Federal Reserve finally tightens its policy, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday, reinforcing the notion stressed by Chair Janet Yellen that a "wide range" of factors would be considered.

  • US home prices gain in January: S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    U.S. single-family home prices rose in January, shrugging off the effects of a frigid winter.

  • Yellen is normalizing monetary policy: Pro     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:16 PM ET

    Ron Napier, Head of Napier Investment Advisors, says Janet Yellen may be setting a new policy tone by calling for a rate hike sooner than expected.

  • Wall St sharply divided on 2015: CNBC survey Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:15 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The March CNBC Fed Survey found sharp divisions over Fed policy in 2015, with a cloud of geopolitical concern hanging over the outlook.

  • Stanley Fischer's confirmation hearing     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports the Senate Banking Committee considers the nomination of Stanley Fischer for Fed Vice Chairman.

  • US claims slide to new 3-month low, raising hopes Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Attendees wait in line to speak with a prospective employer at a job fair on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

    The number of new U.S. jobless claims fell to a new three month low, suggesting a strengthening labor market.

  • Santelli: Big day for Treasurys     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, including compression in the 10-year Treasury, and a look at the U.S. dollar.

  • Santelli: Treasurys move 'at snail's pace'     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

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

  • Santelli: Don't ignore bank trading profits     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses how today's jobs number is impacting the dollar/yen trade, yields, and the financial sector.

  • Santelli: Yields pop on jobless claims     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, after the release of this morning's initial jobless claims data. Also a look at why the euro is in "break out mode."

  • US claims fall, but workers grow less productive Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:19 AM ET
    Job seekers line up for the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego, California.

    The number of new claims for unemployment benefits hit a three-month low last week, while productivity fell short of expectations.

  • Fed's Plosser 'very worried' about QE consequences Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 4:04 AM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Philly Fed President Charles Plosser is "very worried" about the potential for unintended consequences of the Fed's exit from its bond-buying program.

  • Weak Feb. non-manufacturing Index: 51.6     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down February's weak ISM non-manufacturing index at 51.6 vs. 54.0 in January.

  • Santelli: Euro wants to break out     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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