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Op-Ed: Bernanke — More corporate criminals should have gone to jail

“It would’ve been my preference to have more investigation of individual actions because obviously everything that went wrong or was illegal was done by some individual, not by an abstract firm,” he continued.

Bernanke cuts bond purchases by another $10 billion per month

Washington - The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank reduced its bond purchases, as part of the stimulus program, by another $10 billion per month as the Bank kept to its tapering plan.

Senate votes in Yellen as first woman chair of Federal Reserve

Washington - The U.S. Senate, Monday, approved the appointment of Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve. Yellen, 67, will become the first woman to preside over the US central bank, the most powerful in the world.

Op-Ed: Obama considering Larry Summers for chair of Federal Reserve

Washington - Ben Bernanke, the present chair of the US Federal Reserve, has said the he has already stayed longer in his post than he wished, so it is quite unlikely he will seek another term when his present term runs out in January.

Ben Bernanke will continue $85 billion bond buying in US for now

Washington - Ben Bernanke said that the Fed might start to reduce bond purchases some time later this year. However, he also made it clear that any decision to do so would depend upon the state of the US economy.

Stock markets decline sharply as bond-buying spree may slow down

New York - Ben Bernanke's announcement Wednesday (June 19) that the central banks could begin to taper off purchases this year if the economy is strong enough helped send US stock indexes into a tail spin extending a decline from yesterday.

Ron Paul accuses Ben Bernanke of misleading public over inflation

Springfield - After Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered his testimony to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday, retired Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul issued a statement accusing Bernanke of misleading Americans over inflation.

New petition against federal reserve, quantitative easing

A new petition has been released on the White House's "We the People" website, calling for an end to the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing and its monopoly over currency in the United States.

Op-Ed: Japan's 'Abenomics' following Ben Bernanke's helicopter economics

Tokyo - The mainstream media, investors and officials are celebrating in stock markets everywhere after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to implement "Abenomics," which is essentially to mimic the moves of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Op-Ed: European Debt Crises and Currency Survival

What has been perhaps the most significant factor in the European Debt Crisis for the currencies markets has not been the actual event itself, but the reaction of global central bankers..

Op-Ed: Government-sanctioned bank looting coming to a country near you

It appears that the looting of Cypriot bank accounts could set a precedent for government sanctioned theft to become a popular pastime. Savers and current account holders are now bank investors rather than customers, their accounts ripe for plunder.

Vladimir Putin tops world's most influential politicians list

Russian President Vladimir Putin tops the list of the world's most influential politicians, by Foreign Policy magazine. Putin outranks both Angela Merkel in fourth place, and Barack Obama in fifth place.

Op-Ed: Bernanke Blues — Tied to what, exactly?

Sydney - It was one of the truly black days of economics when interest rates were decided to be gods by the monetarists. In eras of ultra-low, unnaturally low, interest rates, these principles obviously just don’t work.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may not seek third term

New York - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will most likely step down in January 2014 and not seek a third term even if President Barack Obama is re-elected. Republican nominee Mitt Romney has vowed to replace Bernanke if elected.

Op-Ed: Aggressive Federal Reserve appears to be listening to Americans

The Federal Reserve today acted boldly, announcing the continuation of historically low interest rates and a $40 Billion a month plan to buy mortgage bonds. As the economy struggles to recover can this bold move work to right the economy?

Op-Ed: Investing through the summer fog of 2012

The knowledge that short-term markets are driven first by news headlines and central bank policies rather than primarily macro and macroeconomic data forces a perverse reaction onto the market in this unfamiliar climate we find our capital in.

CNBC financial experts agree: 'We are slaves to central banks'

In a eye-opening round table discussion on CNBC's The Kudlow Report, every financial analyst openly admitted that the people of the United States serve central banking interests.

Federal Reserve launches Twitter channel, Tweet monetary policy

New York - The Federal Reserve will now start Tweeting monetary policy. The United States central banking system announced that it has established its new Twitter channel, @federalreserve. What will you Tweet to Chairman Ben Bernanke?

Finance Minister, BoC head express concern over U.S. Volcker Rule

Ottawa - Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada head Mark Carney have both written letters to their counterparts south of the border. The letters contain concerns over the proposed Volcker Rule.

US Federal Chairman says US economy is 'close to faltering'

Washington - Ben Bernanke, the US Federal Chairman, testified recently before Congress that the US economic recovery has been slower than previously thought. The Greek debt crisis, political infighting, and sluggish job growth keeps the economy "close to faltering."

Econonomic downturn: Bernanke sais Fed will not print more money

As the U.S. economy continues its downward spiral, Chairman Ben Bernanke sais that the United States could face a crisis rivaling that of Greece, and that the Fed has no intention of printing out more money to resolve it.

Op-Ed: Wangling AIG To Precipice Proved Profitable for Goldman Sachs

An NYT investigative report offers more insight into the predatory practices of Goldman Sachs, their role in pushing AIG to brink of bankruptcy, and more evidence suggesting the financial bailout was fraudulent and illegal

Op-Ed: Voting Bernanke Back Was the Right Thing

Regardless of the detractors Senate did the right thing today by bringing back Ben Bernanke as the Federal Reserve Chairman today.

Bernanke Back for Round Two

Thursday saw the U.S. Senate approve Ben Bernanke for another term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, just days after his confirmation seemed in doubt.

Peter Schiff: Bernanke has done a terrible job as Fed Chairman

Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capital and Republican Senatorial candidate, spoke on CNBC on Friday to discuss the current financial state of China and Ben Bernanke's performance as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Bernanke: Lax Regulation to Blame for Housing Bubble

Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, said on Sunday that a lack of regulation, rather than low interest rates, was the main reason for the housing bubble which, when burst, was largely responsible for the recent global financial crisis.

Senator Sanders moves to block Bernanke confirmation

Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont said on Wednesday that he would try to block the Senate from confirming Ben S. Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Public not as optimistic as Ben Bernanke

On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declared that the United States recession is very likely over but the general population tend to differ.

Judge orders Fed to disclose who received bailout trillions

A United States judge has ordered the Federal Reserve to make records about emergency lending to financial institutions within five days.

Senator Harry Reid releases statement on Ben Bernanke

Nevada Senator Harry Reid has issued a statement concerning the re-nomination of Ben Bernanke to chair the Federal Reserve by President Barack Obama.
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