The White House is close to nominating Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, as vice chair of the Fed, reports said.» Read More
Mad Money host Jim Cramer dissects the Fed Minutes, saying any person or institution with money is being force-fed equities and this is the reason for amazing returns.
Sen. Rand Paul, U.S. Senator (R-KY), weighs in on the Fed minutes today and his proposed "Audit the Fed" bill last month.
Traders chase both sides of Fed debate. Is this a signature day for the markets? Not clear yet.
Discussing whether today's move is a signal for what's ahead for the markets, with Mark Spellman, Value Line Funds, and Stephanie Link, TheStreet.
Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, weighs in on the firm's expansion plans in the U.S. and Macau, China.
Crude dropped on Wednesday, after data showing a surprise jump in U.S. gasoline stockpiles sparked worries that summer demand could be weaker than expected.
Home sales were essentially flat in April; the big news came in inventory, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Find out why the Hamptons could be giving us a clue about the stock market's next move.
Matthew Cheslock, Virtu Financial, shares his view on the trading day.
Peter Costa, Empire Executions, doesn't think the Fed is going to "do anything different," after listening to Ben Bernanke's testimony today on Capitol Hill.
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CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on Fed Chairman Ben Benanke's testimony today at a Joint Economic Committee hearing on the economic outlook.
Rep. Sean Duffy asks the Fed's Bernanke if from a policy perspective if there a way to negotiate a bipartisan solution to rising health care costs.
Sen. Robert Casey, (D-PA), asks the Fed Chairman if he can see any way to reach a bipartisan solution to reforming the current tax law. The ideal solution is to "broaden the base" and "lower the tax rate," Bernanke said.
Sen. Pat Toomey, (R-PA), is concerned how the markets will react if the Fed decides to suddenly sell its holdings. "There is no risk-free strategy," Bernanke counters, but there are "contingency plans" in place he said.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez is concerned tight mortgage lending requirements are making it difficult for the middle-class to become homeowners and forcing them to become renters. "Lending requirements are still too tight," Bernanke agrees.
Sen. Daniel Coats, (R-IN), asks how long-term low rates will impact the nation's growing debt problem. Bernanke says the Fed is keeping "close attention" to the potential problem.
'A number of participants' on the FOMC this month favored slowing the Fed's efforts to maintain record-low long-term interest rates as early as summer.
The dollar rallied to trade at a fresh 4 1/2-year high against the yen after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that holding interest rates too low for too long has its risks.
U.S. home resales rose to the highest level in nearly 3½ years as surging prices lured sellers back into the market, which should support the housing sector and economic recovery.