Ben Bernanke

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Some buyers motivated to act now as rates rise

  WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates posting a big increase this week, more home buyers may decide to make the move sooner rather than later. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said today that the average […]

06/27/2013

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Rising US wealth doesn’t generate spending surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stock market rallied to record heights last month, home prices have rebounded and the wealth of American households returned to where it was before the Great Recession. That’s just what Federal […]

06/25/2013

Stocks down

Stocks stabilize after two-day selloff

NEW YORK (AP) — Although stocks have been lower for much of the day, the declines are nothing like the ones that were seen yesterday and Wednesday. The market has been relatively stable today, as […]

06/21/2013

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment fell in half of US states in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 17 […]

06/21/2013

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How higher rates touch consumers, firms, investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — All it took was speculation that the Federal Reserve could slow its bond buying months from now — and then a few words Wednesday from Chairman Ben Bernanke to confirm it. The […]

06/20/2013

Ben Bernanke

Bernanke declines to address future at the Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke declined Wednesday to address speculation that he will step down as chairman of the Federal Reserve in January when his term ends, saying he wanted to keep the attention on […]

06/19/2013

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Here’s what to watch for Wednesday from the Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — What the world hopes to hear Wednesday from the Federal Reserve can be summed up in one word: clarity. Chairman Ben Bernanke will be pressed to settle the wave of confusion and […]

06/18/2013

Stock rally

Waiting for word from Bernanke, stocks move higher

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s all about the Fed. Still. U.S. stocks moved higher Tuesday, helped by news of a pickup in home building and low inflation. But the Federal Reserve loomed large, with investors […]

06/18/2013

Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

World looks to Bernanke to clarify stimulus plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? That’s the question — and the fear — Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week when he takes questions after a Federal […]

06/17/2013

Ben Bernanke

Bernanke will leave in Jan. and other forecasts

(The Associated Press) – Chairman Ben Bernanke is a deft communicator who will leave the Federal Reserve once his second term ends in January and should be succeeded by Vice Chairman Janet Yellen. The rising […]

06/06/2013

Ben Bernanke

Bernanke offers wisdom but no hint of Fed moves

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke gave the graduating class of Princeton University one of the more unusual speeches for a Federal Reserve chairman: He quoted everyone from Lily Tomlin to Forrest Gump and scarcely mentioned […]

06/02/2013

Stocks down

Markets roiled by Nikkei’s 7.3 percent slide

LONDON (AP) — Financial markets around the world were roiled Thursday after Japanese stocks suffered their biggest slide since the country was hit by a devastating tsunami more than two years ago. Several reasons have […]

05/23/2013

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