Tagged: ben bernanke

Ben Bernanke: 2014 Could Be Better Year for US Economy

by Associated Press 1/3/2014 4:17 pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday predicted a stronger year for the U.S. economy in 2014, saying several factors that have held back growth appear to be abating.

Amid Economic Improvement, Investors Await Wednesday's Fed Decision on Stimulus

by Associated Press 12/18/2013 8:23 am

Investors are waiting to see whether one of Ben Bernanke's final acts as chairman of the Federal Reserve will be to announce a pullback in the Fed's bond purchases. The purchases have been intended to keep long-term loan rates low to spur economic growth.

Stocks, Scotch, Bitcoins and Bubbles: Is Fed Policy Causing Prices to Soar?

by Associated Press 12/16/2013 11:22 am

The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

Federal Reserve Delays Bond Tapering, Wants to See More Data

by Associated Press 9/18/2013 7:27 am

The Federal Reserve has decided against reducing its stimulus for the U.S. economy, saying it will maintain the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks the economy still needs the support.

Ben Bernanke Signals Fed to Maintain Stimulus Efforts

by Associated Press 5/22/2013 11:33 am

Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.

Ben Bernanke: Federal Expands Oversight to Avoid Another Crisis

by Associated Press 5/10/2013 9:55 am

The Federal Reserve has broadened its oversight beyond banks and now monitors a wide-range of financial institutions that could hasten another financial crisis.

Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Hits Record Low 3.40 Percent

by Associated Press 9/27/2012 11:27 am

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell again to new record lows. The decline suggests the Federal Reserve's stimulus efforts may be having an impact on mortgage rates.