Ben Bernanke

Bernanke Says He Was Reluctant On AIG Bailout Amid Government Lawsuit credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Bernanke Says He Was Reluctant On 2008 AIG Bailout

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke etched a portrait Friday of his initial reluctance to have the central bank rescue American International Group Inc. in 2008. But he ultimately came to believe the $85 billion bailout loan to the company was needed to avert a shock to the financial system.

10/10/2014

File photo of Ben Bernanke. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

‘I Want People To Understand What We Knew': Former Fed Chair Bernanke Writing Memoir

Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir.

02/24/2014

When Janet Yellen makes her first public remarks Tuesday since succeeding Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chair, her every word will come under scrutiny. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Investors, Experts To Scrutinize Yellen’s Words For Fed Policy Clues

When Janet Yellen makes her first public remarks Tuesday since succeeding Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chair, her every word will come under scrutiny.

02/10/2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century. n(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Yellen Sworn In As First Female Fed Chair During Brief Ceremony

Janet Yellen has been sworn in to succeed Ben Bernanke, becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.

02/03/2014

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernanke: 2014 Could Be Better Year for U.S. Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that factors which have kept the economy from accelerating appear to be abating, and he predicted stronger growth in 2014.

01/03/2014

U.S. dollars (credit: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Jobs Report To Help Show If US Economy Is For Real

The U.S. economy is growing faster, corporate profits are rising and companies are laying off the fewest workers in six years.

12/05/2013

When Janet Yellen makes her first public remarks Tuesday since succeeding Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chair, her every word will come under scrutiny. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Nominates Yellen to Succeed Bernanke at Federal Reserve

President Barack Obama has nominated Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve’s vice chair, to be chairman of the nation’s powerful central bank, succeeding Ben Bernanke.

10/09/2013

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century. n(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Fed Front-Runner Yellen Viewed As An Independent

Janet Yellen is now the clear front-runner to be nominated as chair of the powerful Federal Reserve and her status as President Barack Obama’s second choice, while awkward, could ultimately serve as an asset during confirmation and in the central bank’s top job.

09/18/2013

Bette Midler attends the "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers" Broadway opening night on April 24, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Bette Midler Tweets Larry Summers Turned ‘Bankers Into Pimps’

Bette Midler wouldn’t normally be expected to trumpet her opinion on who should be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

08/22/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama shaking hands with Larry Summers.

Obama: Don’t Believe Everything You Read In The Huffington Post

President Barack Obama is not a fan of The Huffington Post.

07/31/2013

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