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  • Crude Slides Further as Demand Outweighs Bernanke Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    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.

  • More Homes for Sale     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:10 PM ET

    Home sales were essentially flat in April; the big news came in inventory, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • What Hamptons Rentals Tell Us About the Stock Market Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:46 PM ET
    A summer rental home in East Hampton, NY

    Find out why the Hamptons could be giving us a clue about the stock market's next move.

  • Trader Talk: If the Fed Starts Tapering ...     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    Matthew Cheslock, Virtu Financial, shares his view on the trading day.

  • Reading Between Fed's Lines: Pro     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    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.

  • Are Stocks or Bonds the Better Investment? Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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  • Is Fed's Biggest Concern 'Terminal Rate' Problem?     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    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. Duffy: How to Sustain Medicare     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    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. Casey: How to Simplify the Tax Code     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    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. Toomey: Risks of Unexpected Unwinding     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    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. Sanchez Has Housing Worries     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    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.

  • Rep. Coats: How to Address Long-Term Debt Problem     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    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.

  • Fed Mulls Tapering as Soon as June: Minutes Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    '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.

  • Bernanke Spurs Dollar to New 4 1/2-Year High Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    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.

  • Home Resales Hit Highest Level in Nearly 3½ Years Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    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.

  • Fed Chairman Bernanke's Opening Statement     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke address the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill about the economic outlook.

  • Rep. Brady: When Will the Fed Exit Its Strategy?     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke explains to a Congressional economic committee that the Fed will wind down QE in a way that does no "disrupt" markets.

  • Fed Bernanke Preview     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    Steven Ricchiuto,Mizuho Securities; and David Kelly, JP Morgan Funds, provide their views on whether the Fed's chairman will begin to taper its bond-buying program.

  • Bernanke: Too Soon to Taper Bond Buys Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    Fed Chair Ben Bernanke told Congress the U.S. job market remains weak, and it is too soon to end its stimulus. Stocks spiked on his comments.

  • Will Bernanke Continue Along Same Path?     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Fed will conduct its dovish policy on the economy.

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