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  • The Fed speaks: Five times Federal Reserve chairmen made waves with words

    The Federal Reserve, the institution tasked with guarding the economy against inflation and financial instability, has long made headlines for its words as well as its actions. An utterance from the chairman can help reassure financial markets or raise concerns about the economy. Now the central bank is moving to explain itself more openly in its first-ever formalized press conferences, so the opportunity for Fed officials to make market-moving pronouncements may increase. Here's a look at some moments when a Fed chairman has made waves with his words.
    04/27/2011 10:38 am

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  • Ben Bernanke press conference: chance to repair Federal Reserve's image

    The Federal Reserve's move toward more openness also carries risks. It all hinges on how Ben Bernanke handles the press conference. Says one Fed expert: 'It's all in the execution.'
    04/27/2011 01:15 pm

  • The Fed speaks: Five times Federal Reserve chairmen made waves with words

    The Federal Reserve, the institution tasked with guarding the economy against inflation and financial instability, has long made headlines for its words as well as its actions. An utterance from the chairman can help reassure financial markets or raise concerns about the economy. Now the central bank is moving to explain itself more openly in its first-ever formalized press conferences, so the opportunity for Fed officials to make market-moving pronouncements may increase. Here's a look at some moments when a Fed chairman has made waves with his words.
    04/27/2011 10:38 am

  • In banking crisis, U.S. steps up

    Moves by federal regulators signal that the financial sector can't solve its problems on its own.
    07/15/2008 01:00 am

  • Understaffed Fed raises worries

    With a retirement this summer, the central bank will have just four of seven board seats filled.
    06/17/2008 01:00 am

  • Paulson proposes major new role for the Fed

    The central bank would oversee all financial markets, under a new plan.
    04/01/2008 01:00 am

  • Paulson's plan too long-term for some in Congress

    Reception to reform is warm on the Hill, but lawmakers seek more urgent action.
    04/01/2008 01:00 am

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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