Ben Bernanke

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gathers with other Democratic Party senate members and Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray (L) on the steps of the US Capitol.

The political chaos in Washington is creating jitters overseas

Washington’s latest round of political implosion could have negative impact on the global economy and US credibility abroad.

Janet Yellen appears to have open path to leadership of Federal Reserve

Global Politics

Summers Withdraws from Race to Lead Federal Reserve

As Federal Reserve meets, eyes on further economic stimulus measures

Why the Fed should print more money to help U.S. economy

House sales continue to drop

Sales of new and existing homes dropped more than expected last month, even though houses are currently cheaper than they were this time last year.

Federal Reserve Eyes End of Stimulus

Later this year, because of an optimistic outlook on the economy, the Federal Reserve may begin to ease its efforts to stimulate the economy. “(Pulling back) would basically say that we’ve had a relatively decent economic outcome in terms of sustained improvement in growth and unemployment,” Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said, according to a report […]

Easing Economic Stimulus & Protecting the Fragile Economy

That announcement from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last week that the Fed plans to pull back on stimulating the economy was one big factor that precipitated what’s being called a liquidity crisis as the financial system tries to imagine a world without the Federal Reserve system propping up the money supply. It’s been a […]

As Bernanke Offers His Economic Outlook, Takeaway Listeners Offer Theirs

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke before Congress today. He gave his assessment of the American economy and proposed new potential measures to foster economic growth. The Takeaway has been speaking with Americans about their experiences since the beginning of the recession, and followed up with three on their economic outlooks. Harley Helms  is a long-distance […]

This Week’s Agenda: State of the Union, State of the Economy

This week, President Obama delivers the State of the Union, then travels to five states that promise to be key battlegrounds for this year’s election: Iowa, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Michigan. As the President begins his swing state tour, Republican candidates will be setting up camp in Florida, preparing for two debates in the next […]