Topic: U.S. Federal Reserve
Financial reform debate centers around a key question: Will reform mean that the economy is better protected? Here is a look at pros and cons in the debate.
05/21/2010 08:34 pm
The financial reform bill passed Thursday by the Senate would create a council of financial watchmen who would act as an early warning system for market trouble.
05/21/2010 06:45 pm
The financial reform bill would create a watchdog that could regulate or eliminate mortgage options it considers bad for consumers.
05/21/2010 02:30 pm
The financial reform bill passed Thursday in the Senate could reduce costs to retailers. That might allow them to offer you discounts for using cash or certain cards.
05/21/2010 02:05 pm
Wall Street investor sentiment over European debt problems and an unexpected spike in unemployment claims drove the market downward.
05/20/2010 05:51 pm
US consumers are seeing lower interest rates on mortgages, car loans, even credit cards, as investors flee the euro because of the Greek debt crisis.
05/19/2010 06:09 pm
Visiting a manufacturing plant in Youngstown, Ohio, President Obama said the $787 billion Recovery Act helped avert a possible depression. Critics – especially Republicans – aren't so sure.
05/18/2010 08:16 pm
Retailers are the ones paying debit card fees, but the idea is that if the costs were lowered, retailers might then pass some of the savings along to consumers.
05/14/2010 03:43 pm
Milton Friedman warned that high inflation would only worsen unemployment. Countries on both sides of the Atlantic are proving him right.
05/14/2010 12:35 pm
Metals like gold and silver have become a core holding for more investors as they focus on the risks that lie in sovereign balance sheets. The gold price was as high as $1,245.80 per ounce Wednesday.
05/12/2010 07:29 pm