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- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
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Latest Ben Bernanke Items
A mixed slate of reports Thursday showed the economy is being held back by high gas prices and sluggish hiring.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the central bank is prepared to provide additional stimulus if the economic lull persists.
Capitol Hill lawmakers scrambled Wednesday to come up with backup plans to decide who would still get paid if the government bumps up against its debt limit next month, as the outlook for a deal grew gloomier and following President Obama's warning that Social Security benefit checks could be halted.
Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday moved toward downgrading the Treasury's AAA credit rating, considered the gold standard in world markets for most of the last century, warning that signs of a breakdown in the increasingly acrimonious budget negotiations have raised the likelihood of default.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Wednesday that the central bank is prepared to provide additional stimulus if the economic lull persists.
Stocks are giving up some of their gains as Ben Bernanke ends the first of two days of congressional testimony.
Something unexpected happened along the president's breezy cruise to re-election. "No drama" Obama is suddenly looking about as calm as Jerry Lewis in a French film, about as brave as Ted Kennedy after an evening drive through Chappaquiddick. Witness Team Obama's recent panicky behavior.
Everyone knows about China's economic "miracle." High economic growth rates and rising incomes have given many parts of the country all the trappings of a "nouveau riche" society — from luxury-car traffic jams to stylish tourists traveling the world.
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that banks can only charge retailers 21 cents each time they swipe a debit card, imposing under a new federal law a first-time cap on a fee that currently averages twice that amount.