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  • We completely avoided a depression: Summers  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, discusses the government's intervention in preventing an economic collapse in the U.S. during the financial crisis of 2008, and shares his thoughts on the slow growth recovery. We got to find ways of doing more, says Summers.

  • Summers: Even easier policy for even longer  Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans shares her thoughts on today's market activity at Post 9 including economist Larry Summers speech on QE and what it means to the broader growth of the economy.

  • Summers: Obamacare already better than expected Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    Larry Summers also said the Federal Reserve should concentrate on pushing the economy to expand.

  • Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says the Federal Reserve's primary policy needs to emphasize spurring growth in the economy.

  • Hope US always governs analytically: Larry Summers  Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 7:48 AM ET

    Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses economic trends in the last 2 years, and the focus on income distribution. He hopes the government never loses sight of governing carefully and analytically.

  • Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses health care costs, and the importance of getting Obamacare right. "For the first time since World War II, health care as a share of GDP has stopped going up," he says.

  • Larry Summers: 'I've moved on' from the Fed debate Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 5:03 PM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers thought it was "the right thing for the Federal Reserve" to withdraw from consideration for Fed chairman.

  • Former director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers says deregulation and regulation should be looked at issue by issue. "Dodd-Frank has accomplished a great deal," he says. And when asked about dropping out of the running for Federal Reserve chair, Summers, says it was the right thing to do for the Fed. He has moved on and is greatly enjoying private life.

  • Wrong to rely on monetary policy: Summers  Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Former director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers reacts to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's comments predicting a no taper until June 2014. "It's wrong to be relying on monetary policy as the main driver of the economy," he says.

  • Summers: Dodd-Frank has accomplished a 'great deal'  Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 4:36 PM ET

    Former director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers says Dodd-Frank has accomplished a lot. "Too big to fail still is an issue and concern," he adds.

  • Should've fought Yellen harder: Summers' friends Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    Lobbying for Larry Summers as Fed chairman should have happened earlier and been more aggressive, according to friends who spoke to CNBC.

  • Why the Fed won’t taper until 2014: Bond guru Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    David Robin of Newedge says there's no way that the Fed will taper this year.

  • Fisher: Fed selection process 'terribly' mishandled Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

    The White House has "terribly mishandled" the process of picking the next chair of the Federal Reserve, said Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher.

  • Summers out, Yellen in?  Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    With Larry Summers out of the Fed chairman race, Ben Bernkanke's successor is unknown. Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and John Tamny, Forbes, discuss the President's possible pick. And John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor, discuss rules to govern the U.S monetary policy.

  • Yellen leads CNBC Fed survey with 88%  Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Due to political push-back, Larry Summers was forced to drop out of the race for Fed chairman. CNBC's Steve Liesman has the results of the CNBC Fed survey following the news. Ben White, Politico, and Greg Braca, TD Bank Group, weigh in on whether Janet Yellen is the clear front runner now that Summers out of the race.

  • Market sees $15 billion Fed taper soon: CNBC survey Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Wall Street agrees on two things: the Fed will soon reduce its asset purchases by $15 billion and Janet Yellen will be nominated as chair, according to a new CNBC Fed Survey.

  • Coming to terms with the end of QE  Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 12:08 AM ET

    Brendan Brown, Head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International says everyone should recognize that QE can't go on forever.

  • Markets make their choice of Fed chief clear  Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Axel Merk, President & CIO, Merk Investments deciphers why markets are hailing Larry Summers' withdrawal from the Fed race and why Janet Yellen is the addiction markets want more of.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses how the withdrawal of Larry Summers for Fed chair consideration impacted the markets today.

  • Future of the Fed  Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Pimco's Bill Gross weighs in on today's stock rally following Larry Summers' announcement he is withdrawing from consideration for Fed chair. "Larry Summers was not a slam dunk nominee; Janet Yellen has always been the front runner," he says.