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President Barack Obama says his next Fed chairman should take ordinary people into account when setting monetary policy. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama: Next Fed Head Should Promote Policy For Average Americans

President Barack Obama says his next Fed chairman should take ordinary people into account when setting monetary policy.

07/27/2013

File photo of Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernanke: Fed Increasing Financial Monitoring

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

05/10/2013

The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Federal Reserve Ends Meeting, No Policy Changes Expected

The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy.

05/01/2013

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke waits for the start of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) meeting during the 2013 World Bank/IMF Spring meetings in Washington on April 20, 2013. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernanke Leaving? Fed Head Skipping Conference Intensifies Speculation

Ben Bernanke is intensifying speculation that this year will be his last as Federal Reserve chairman by deciding to skip the Fed’s annual August conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

04/23/2013

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Nearly 340,000 Seek Weekly US Unemployment Benefits, A 5-Year Record Low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.

03/21/2013

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a press conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters on Dec. 12, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bernanke: Approaching Debt Limit Is One Of ‘Critical Fiscal Watersheds’

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday that it’s important that Congress raise America’s borrowing limit before the Treasury runs out of maneuvering room to avoid a potential default on U.S. debt.

01/15/2013

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Unemployment Number Elevated For Second Straight Week By Sandy

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 410,000, though the figure was elevated for the second straight week by Superstorm Sandy.

11/21/2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke attends the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) meeting as part of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Tokyo on Oct. 13, 2012. (credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernanke: Congress Must Raise Debt Limit To Prevent US From Defaulting

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday urged Congress and the Obama administration to strike a budget deal to avert tax increases and spending cuts that could trigger a recession next year.

11/20/2012

Chairman of Federal Reserve Board Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference Sept. 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bernanke: Banks’ Overly Tight Lending Standards May Be Hold Back Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that banks’ overly tight lending standards may be holding back the U.S. economy by preventing creditworthy borrowers from buying homes.

11/15/2012

Chairman of Federal Reserve Board Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference on Sept. 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bernanke Warns Congress: Don’t Change Law To Review Fed’s Policy Discussions

Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a sharp defense Monday of the Federal Reserve’s bold policies to stimulate the weak economy, while cautioning Congress to respect its private discussions.

10/01/2012

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