Federal Reserve Board

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.


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.


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.


File photo of Chase bank. (credit: Getty Images)

Fewer US Banks Failing As Industry Strengthens

U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They’re helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish manufacturing and anxious consumers.


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.


Ben Bernanke arrives to speak about personal financial education and takes questions from economics and financial teachers after speaking about personal financial education at the Federal Reserve in Washington on Aug. 7, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernanke: Economic Recovery Remains ‘Far From Satisfactory’

Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to boost the economy because of high U.S. unemployment and an economic recovery that remains “far from satisfactory.”