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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Ben Bernanke
With the U.S. economy enduring a free-fall in the first quarter, President Obama invited former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other economists to the White House for a private lunch Wednesday.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen paid tribute Wednesday to the man she succeeded three months ago, saying Ben Bernanke demonstrated the grit that was needed to stabilize the financial system and restore economic growth.
Ben Bernanke, who led the Federal Reserve during the 2008 economic crisis, said Monday that his upcoming book will give him the chance to look at the decisions he made and also serve as "therapy."
Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, has a book deal worth at least $1 million, The Associated Press has learned.
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner (GYT'-nur) won't be the only famous person onstage for his upcoming book tour.
Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir.
As a parting gift for the outgoing Chairman, Ben Bernanke was given Photoshopped baseball cards showing him as a player on the Washington Nationals.
The Federal Reserve has decided against reducing its stimulus for the U.S. economy, saying it will continue to buy $85 billion a month in bonds because it thinks the economy still needs the support.
When the Federal Reserve ends a policy meeting Wednesday, many investors expect it to announce a shift in course. What they don't want are any surprises.
Hiring is soft. Pay is barely up. Consumers are cautious. Economic growth has yet to pick up.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that what the economy needs is more government stimulus in the form of easy money, or qualitative easing.
Nearly three years after Congress passed the most far-reaching new regulations on Wall Street since the Great Depression, worries have resurfaced that the biggest U.S. banks have only grown in size and remain bailout candidates because they are "too big to fail."
Federal Reserve chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Wednesday he doesn't believe the central bank is feeding a bubble in the stock market by keeping interest rates near zero.
Facing criticism from Republican lawmakers, Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke stood behind the Federal Reserve's low-interest-rate policies Wednesday and sought to reassure members of Congress that the central bank has a handle on the risks.
As former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said: “By easing conditions in credit and financial markets, these actions encourage spending by households and businesses through essentially the same channels as conventional monetary policy, thereby strengthening the economic recovery.”
In Ben Bernanke's case, they were worthy of listening to," he said, adding that Bernanke was "cool under fire."