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Why bad news makes the stock market happy

NEW YORK (AP) — For now, bad news is good for the stock market. Investors judged that the latest weak economic reports will make it more likely that the Federal Reserve will continue to stimulate […]

06/03/2013

Stocks down

Stocks plunge after jobs growth disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened sharply lower on Wall Street after U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in nine months, falling short of economists’ forecasts.

04/05/2013

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Fed stands by stimulus, sees stronger US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed’s extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.

03/20/2013

Ben Bernanke

Fed to change timing of policy statement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is changing its schedule for issuing policy statements, a shift that will give Chairman Ben Bernanke more control over how investors respond to the Fed’s decisions.

03/13/2013

The Beige Book

Fed survey: US economy picked up at end of year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holiday shopping, strong auto sales and a recovering housing market helped boost the U.S. economy from mid-November through early January, according to a Federal Reserve survey.

01/16/2013

Bernanke warns Congress to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is warning Congress and the Obama administration to strike a budget deal to avert tax increases and spending cuts that could trigger a recession next year. Without […]

11/20/2012

Bernanke warns Congress to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is warning Congress and the Obama administration to strike a budget deal to avert tax increases and spending cuts that could trigger a recession next year. Without […]

11/20/2012

FACT CHECK: Social Security adds to budget deficit

By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press Now that Social Security is paying more in benefits than it collects in taxes, there is a fierce debate among politicians, academics and advocates about whether those shortfalls are adding […]

08/10/2012

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