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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Both Greenspan and Bernanke have been flawed as Fed chairmen.
Paul Krugman seeks to clarify comments he made in 2002 about the Fed "needing" to create a housing bubble.
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.
Janet Yellen, said to be President Obama's choice to serve under Ben Bernanke at the US Federal Reserve, is known for supporting employment and growth over inflation-cutting measures.
The annualized M1 money supply may be growing at three times the rate the Federal Reserve is reporting.
The US Federal Reserves' initiatives are currently propping the US mortgage market
Fed Chairman Bernanke called Ron Paul's allegation bizarre, but there is some evidence of heightened Fed secrecy in the Watergate years.
The US Department of the Treasury has announced plans to revitalize its Supplementary Financing Program.
In picking Ben Bernanke as Person of the Year, Time magazine hopes to do better than the last time it anointed an economic mastermind.