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The Fed will keep its version of the monetary printing press running a while longer, though Chairman Ben Bernanke provided hints Wednesday that the days of extreme easing are coming to a close.
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Here are the top contenders to lead the Fed once Ben Bernanke steps aside.
Although the SEC's decision to not allow defendants to neither admit nor deny wrongdoing is a good one, it must refocus on individuals, not companies, said a former SEC chairman.
Small business owners are already curtailing hiring because of concerns over the cost of Obamacare, a recent survey found.
CNBC's Rick Santelli had some tough talk for the Fed and Bernanke. He also challenged WSJ Reporter Jon Hilsenrath.
The Fed will probably put off tapering its bond-buying "for a little bit" but has to start scaling back next year, two top economists tell CNBC.
Interest rates on U.S. home mortgages rose last week to hit their highest level in over a year, sapping demand from potential homeowners, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Nomura bear Bob Janjuah believes he knows the reason why the Fed will begin pulling back its easing program, and it's not about anything directly related to the economy.
Yields on 10-year Treasurys have lurched 50 basis points upwards since May, and some economists now forecast yields could reach 3 percent by year-end.
Federal Reserve policymakers will likely announce they will keep buying bonds at a monthly pace of $85 billion, while keeping their options open to scale back the program.
Vice-chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen is by far the most credible successor to central bank chief Ben Bernanke, former Fed Governor Robert Heller told CNBC.
U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in May; meanwhile, consumer prices rose in May and underlying price pressures showed signs of stabilizing after a long decline.
The effects of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program are looking more lackluster and more disruptive to market functioning, according to the latest CNBC Fed survey.
President Barack Obama said in an interview Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has stayed in his post "longer than he wanted."
After years of record-low interest rates, a sea change could be underway, with some investors already starting to hedge their investments in preparation for an uptick.
A convincing move above $98 this week may foreshadow a return to $100, defying the weak fundamentals of high supply and soft demand, according to CNBC's weekly sentiment survey.
The FOMC meeting kicks off on Tuesday. Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why this week isn't make or break it for the economy.
America may be falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to creating entrepreneurial wealth, a study shows.
Cramer has become more cautious on the market right now and conditions are creating a "nightmare scenario" for just about everyone involved, he said on CNBC.