Topic: U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke approves of plans to bring federal deficits under control, but he tells senators not to link such a move to a coming vote on raising the debt ceiling.
03/01/2011 02:44 pm
Changing economic conditions in China and the US have made it possible for the US government to take action on China's manipulation of the yuan.
10/15/2010 06:00 pm
The American government hints at trade sanctions against China, but those won't address the core problems: China needs to keep its people employed, and America needs its consumers to start consuming.
09/19/2010 11:20 am
President Obama on Thursday again stressed his commitment to double US exports in five years and, thus, create 2 million jobs. Is a tougher stance toward China part of his plan?
09/16/2010 01:20 pm
A reader asks if it's unethical to charge interest on a loan to parents.
08/30/2010 05:30 am
The Senate passed financial reform Thursday, and President Obama will sign it, but many of the tough decisions will be made by federal regulators. How they interpret the bill will be key.
07/15/2010 09:40 pm
President Obama's nominee for second-in-command at the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, is 'dovish' on inflation – she's not likely to tighten monetary policy to counteract it.
07/15/2010 03:46 pm
House and Senate conferees crafted a final version of financial reform legislation Friday. Both houses are expected to vote on the bill next week.
06/25/2010 12:25 pm
President Obama hoped to reach out to Senate Republicans in a meeting Tuesday. But 'we simply have a large difference of opinion,' one said.
05/25/2010 08:29 pm
Negotiations with the House over the final financial reform bill are expected to be more transparent than they were with health-care reform. Exemptions or special deals sought by industry lobbyists are likely to stir intense debate.
05/21/2010 10:44 am