Called the "fourth branch" of the federal government, the Federal Reserve is the central banking system of the United States. It regulates and supervises most banking institutions. The Federal Reserve Board has been chaired by Ben Bernanke since 2006.
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The Fed's Ben Bernanke said Wednesday the US economy will grow this year but not fast enough to make big inroads in the unemployment rate. He signaled that interest rates are likely to remain low.
Economic recovery has progressed far enough for policymakers to turn their attention from stimulus to reducing the federal deficit, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testified Wednesday.
Both Greenspan and Bernanke have been flawed as Fed chairmen.
With dramatic improvements in stock and bond markets and some market-specific lift in housing, we can only assume the Fed is preparing an interest-rate hike.
The annualized M1 money supply may be growing at three times the rate the Federal Reserve is reporting.
Fed Chairman Bernanke called Ron Paul's allegation bizarre, but there is some evidence of heightened Fed secrecy in the Watergate years.
Stocks in Europe and Asia fell overnight after the Federal Reserve moved to raise its 'discount rate' by a quarter point.
Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday the Fed will tighten the money supply 'at some point.' That's one step in an exit plan to end the Fed's emergency supports to the economy after the financial crisis of 2008.
Senators approved a second term for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Thursday to avoid turmoil in world financial markets. But the Bernanke vote saw 30 members oppose his nomination.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has come under fire for his support of the Wall Street bailout. But Thursday's Bernanke vote is also expected to reveal that he enjoys bipartisan support in the Senate.
In picking Ben Bernanke as Person of the Year, Time magazine hopes to do better than the last time it anointed an economic mastermind.
The government has pledged $11.3 trillion for economic rescue – and has spent one-quarter of that. On what?
Many nations have begun to tighten their credit reins in an effort to curb rising prices.
The Fed chairman and the Treasury secretary face tough scrutiny as policymakers.