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CNNMoney: Stocks: Investors sidelined by global growth jitters updated: Fri Aug 24 2012 08:36:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a weak open Friday, as investors remain uncertain over whether the Federal Reserve will take steps to stimulate the economy amid rising concerns about global growth.

CNNMoney: Stocks headed for lower open ahead of Fedupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 08:17:00

U.S. stocks are set to open slightly lower Wednesday, after hitting four-year highs a day earlier.

CNNMoney: Banks keep lending standards tight for small firmsupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 17:52:00

Since the recession, small businesses trying to get bank loans have faced tougher credit standards -- and little has changed.

CNNMoney: Stocks signal higher open, Fed on tapupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:28:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Wednesday, as investors gear up for a spate of economic data ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary-policy decision.

CNNMoney: Stocks: A world of worryupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 08:49:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open Thursday, following disappointment in the Federal Reserve's limited action and more signs of a global economic slowdown hitting both China and Europe.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Eyes on the Fedupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 08:18:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a modestly higher open Wednesday following news that Greece has formed a coalition government.

Why middle class has taken a big hitupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 09:36:00

The Federal Reserve's newly released Survey of Consumer Finances confirmed what most of us already knew: The middle class has taken a really big hit.

CNNMoney: Everybody hates the euro. Sorta.updated: Fri May 11 2012 07:45:00

If investors hate Europe so much, why isn't the euro currency tanking?

CNNMoney: S&P ends worst week of 2012updated: Fri May 04 2012 17:14:00

U.S. stocks sold off Friday, ending the week lower, after a government report showed that employers added fewer-than-expected jobs in April.

CNNMoney: Bond yields are going to surge! Eventually?updated: Wed May 02 2012 13:43:00

Yields on benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds are back below 2%. They really shouldn't be this low. Most fixed income investors agree that's the case. Yet, people keep clinging to long-term securities like Linus Van Pelt does to his baby blue security blanket.

CNNMoney: Stocks gain as 'stimulus addicts' look for a fixupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 16:46:00

U.S. stocks rose Thursday, as hopes for more stimulus from the Federal Reserve and upbeat housing data overshadowed concerns about the job market and mixed corporate earnings.

CNNMoney: Bernanke boosts stocks, Apple ralliesupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 16:28:00

U.S. stocks finished near the highs of the day Wednesday, as investors digested comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and cheered strong corporate results from big companies including Apple and Boeing.

CNNMoney: Freaky Friday the 13th: Risk returns to marketupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 12:52:00

China is slowing, inflation is sleeping, bank stocks are slipping and Google is splitting. Got all that?

CNNMoney: Take this jobs report and shove it! Bonds rally.updated: Mon Apr 09 2012 12:49:00

So much for the bond bubble bursting.

CNNMoney: Jobs report was bad. But not QE3 bad.updated: Fri Apr 06 2012 12:33:00

There was nothing good about the Good Friday jobs report. But was the slowdown in hiring in March bad enough for the Federal Reserve to once again consider more stimulus for the economy?

CNNMoney: Stocks nosedive as investors grow anxiousupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 16:27:00

U.S. stocks dropped Wednesday, rebounding somewhat into the close, as investors grew increasingly anxious about what the markets might look like without additional stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

CNNMoney: Stocks: All eyes on Bernankeupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 10:40:00

All eyes will focus on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his team of nine as they spend two days mulling over what monetary policy levers to pull to give the stalled U.S. economy a boost.

CNNMoney: Stocks: All eyes on Greece and inflationupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 10:39:00

Next week all eyes will be on inflation and Greece.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Anxiety after Fed commentsupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 08:34:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a sharp selloff Wednesday, with anxiety lingering after Federal Reserve policy makers indicated that no new stimulus is likely.

CNNMoney: Stocks sink as Fed dashes stimulus hopesupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 16:23:00

U.S. stocks dropped Tuesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it was unlikely it would offer more stimulus anytime soon.

CNNMoney: Stock rally runs out of gasupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 16:35:00

U.S. stocks ended a quiet session lower Tuesday as investors found little reason to push the market up given the strength of the recent rally.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Ready to hold steadyupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 09:17:00

U.S. stocks were expected to open little changed Tuesday, while world markets responded positively to indications that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep interest rates at very low levels.

CNNMoney: Bring out the Gimp! Is it 1994 again for bonds?updated: Mon Mar 26 2012 16:06:00

1994 was great for movie fans. "Pulp Fiction." "The Shawshank Redemption." "Forrest Gump." But bond investors definitely would rather forget that year.

CNNMoney: Federal Reserve turns $77 billion profitupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 12:30:00

Call it the most profitable bank in the world.

CNNMoney: Why investors should be leaving big bank stocksupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 13:03:00

Bank stocks surged Tuesday ... before the Federal Reserve officially handed out gold stars and demerit badges to the top 19 financial institutions.

CNNMoney: Stocks rally into the close, Dow gains 218 pointsupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 17:24:00

U.S. stocks rallied late Tuesday to close sharply higher on news that most of the nation's largest banks have passed the government's latest test of their financial health.

CNNMoney: Federal Reserve perks up on jobs but holds tight on policyupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 15:19:00

The Federal Reserve sounds a bit more upbeat about the job market and the global economy, but still the central bank is erring on the side of caution.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised to rise ahead of Fedupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 08:41:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Tuesday as investors turned their attention to the Federal Reserve meeting, which wraps up this afternoon.

CNNMoney: Stocks on hold ahead of Fedupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 16:28:00

Stock closed mixed, after moving in a narrow range for most of the trading day.

CNNMoney: The dollar is mighty once moreupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 13:25:00

The U.S. economy appears to be gradually improving -- and the dollar is coming along for the ride. Imagine that.

CNNMoney: Good jobs report means Fed should sit tightupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 12:40:00

Repeat after me. There is no need for more QE. There is no need for more QE. There is no need for more QE.

CNNMoney: Bernanke: Economic recovery 'uneven'updated: Thu Mar 01 2012 12:24:00

In day two of Ben Bernanke's semi-annual testimony before Congress, the Federal Reserve Chairman warned lawmakers that their short-term policies could put the recovery at risk.

CNNMoney: Bernanke: Job market 'far from normal'updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 14:06:00

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke headed to Capitol Hill Wednesday to give Congress his semi-annual report on the economy, and what he had to say wasn't exactly rosy.

CNNMoney: Fed turns $2.8 billion profit on AIG bondsupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 19:04:00

Remember those pesky mortgage-backed securities the Federal Reserve had to take off AIG's hands at the worst of the financial crisis?

CNNMoney: Fed official warns of higher interest bill for Uncle Samupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 16:34:00

The Federal Reserve takes a lot of heat from critics for keeping interest rates low. But there's an upside that most people overlook: Low interest rates save the government money.

CNNMoney: Why the Federal Reserve can't fix housingupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 15:13:00

Housing is still one of the biggest drags on U.S. economic growth, but don't look to the Federal Reserve for help. The central bank may have few tools left to fix it.

CNNMoney: Volcker defends namesake rule against banksupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 15:43:00

The namesake of the so-called Volcker rule defended the policy in a letter to the Federal Reserve on Monday, and criticized banks for lobbying against it.

CNNMoney: Bernanke tries to keep Fed out of politicsupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 13:07:00

By now, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke must be used to being a punching bag.

CNNMoney: Kiss QE3 hopes goodbye. And good riddance!updated: Fri Feb 03 2012 12:29:00

The strong January jobs report may finally put a nail in the QE3 coffin.

CNNMoney: Bernanke: Fed will protect U.S. economy from Europeupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 10:54:00

The recovery remains "frustratingly slow" in the United States, and now Europe's debt crisis is posing additional challenges, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday.

CNNMoney: Stocks stall ahead of jobs reportupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 16:30:00

U.S. stocks ended mixed Thursday as investors digested a cautious economic outlook from the chairman of the Federal Reserve one day before a key report on the job market.

CNNMoney: Stock picks from Fed officialsupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 10:00:00

One Fed official owns thousands of acres of farmland and at least $1 million in gold. Many own individual blue chip stocks, while another appears to hold no major assets other than his home and an employee benefit plan.

CNNMoney: Fed official owned shares of AIG, GEupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 16:16:00

As he helped orchestrate the Wall Street bailouts, William Dudley -- now president of the New York Fed -- owned more than $100,000 stock in AIG and General Electric, two firms that received government assistance.

CNNMoney: Small biz loan demand up, Federal Reserve saysupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 09:18:00

A growing portion of the nation's banks saw a spike in demand for loans to smaller firms late last year, according to the latest Federal Reserve figures.

CNNMoney: U.S. economy growing faster, but still strugglingupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 10:11:00

The United States economy picked up speed at the end of 2011 as businesses substantially built up their inventories and consumers increased their spending.

CNNMoney: Why is the Fed still so nervous?updated: Thu Jan 26 2012 13:30:00

Some might say that the Federal Reserve is wisely taking a smart, wait-and-see approach regarding the economy. I am not one of those people.

CNNMoney: Bernanke to teach class about the Fedupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 13:05:00

Ben Bernanke will step back into the classroom this semester to teach college students about the Federal Reserve.

CNNMoney: Fed to keep rates low until 2014updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 17:18:00

The economy is improving, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, but not enough to warrant higher interest rates for at least two-and-a-half more years. The central bank indicated that it expects to keep the federal funds rate near historic lows until late 2014 -- an extension from the Fed's original pledge to keep rates low through mid 2013.

CNNMoney: Fed forecasting breaks new groundupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 17:03:00

In an effort to be more transparent with the public, the Federal Reserve gave more insight into its planning tools Wednesday than ever before.

CNNMoney: Stocks jump after Fed's low-rate pledgeupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 16:37:00

U.S. stocks shaved early losses and ended higher Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve said it plans to keep interest rates near historic lows through late 2014.

CNNMoney: U.S. inches closer to 'Europe moment'updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 12:38:00

Bond yields are slowly creeping up in the United States as the economy improves. But with a yield barely above 2%, the 10-year Treasury is still not that far above its all-time lows.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for quiet openupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 08:39:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a quiet open Wednesday, as investors await the latest interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve and keep an eye on Greece's debt talks.

CNNMoney: Meet the new Federal Reserve membersupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 04:59:00

It's a new year. And that means a new, and probably less divided, Fed.

CNNMoney: The new new gold rushupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 13:06:00

The market is off to a scintillating start in 2012 and many of last year's worst performers are leading the charge.

CNNMoney: Stocks: It's all about Europe and earningsupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 09:30:00

After three weeks of gains, investors could be in for a choppy week ahead, as earnings kick into high gear and Europe's debt crisis heats up.

CNNMoney: Turning up the heat on the BBQ recoveryupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 13:02:00

The economy is slowly but surely getting better. That's the good news. The bad news is that the market has already figured that out.

CNNMoney: Gingrich: U.S. should reconsider gold standardupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 16:06:00

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is calling for the United States to think about returning to the gold standard.

CNNMoney: Federal Reserve pays $77 billion to Treasuryupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 13:51:00

Ben Bernanke is about to hand Timothy Geithner a very large check.

CNNMoney: Turning foreclosures into rentalsupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:36:00

Federal officials hope to launch a pilot program in early 2012 to convert government-owned foreclosures into rental properties.

CNNMoney: QE3 in 2012? 'Only as a last resort'updated: Thu Jan 05 2012 11:44:00

Debate over whether the Federal Reserve would pull the trigger on QE3 started even before QE2 ended last summer.

CNNMoney: Dollar vs. euro: Battle of currency chumpsupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 13:30:00

In this corner, weighing in at 45 kilograms soaking wet ... he's all the rage in Paris, Milan, Brussels and Munich! The euro!

CNNMoney: Fed to publish interest rate forecastsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 14:56:00

The Federal Reserve is about to give even more detailed forecasts about where it expects its key interest rate to be years from now.

CNNMoney: Fed's new financial buffers for banksupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 16:09:00

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday released a set of proposed rules governing how much reserve capital big banks will need to keep on hand in the future.

CNNMoney: Fed close to new financial buffers for banksupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 18:02:00

The Federal Reserve is expected this week to release a set of proposed rules detailing how much reserve capital big banks will need to keep on hand in the future.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Investors weigh Fed's decisionupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 08:57:00

U.S. stocks were trending toward a lower open Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would not be taking action to counter Europe's debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Stocks pull back after Fedupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 16:34:00

U.S. stocks ended in the red Tuesday, giving up an earlier rally, after the Federal Reserve kept rates unchanged and issued a tepid outlook.

CNNMoney: Federal Reserve keeps monetary policy on iceupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 14:29:00

The Federal Reserve acknowledged the job market has improved slightly, but said the economy's immediate future remains on pins and needles.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to swing higherupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 08:42:00

U.S. stocks point to a higher open Tuesday, as investors weigh a tentative deal to fund the government into next year and await the Federal Reserve's meeting.

CNNMoney: Fed prepares for QY: Quantitative yakkingupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 13:14:00

The Federal Reserve has pretty much pulled out all the stops to try and keep the U.S. (and some would argue global) economy from collapsing.

CNNMoney: Fed, ECB offer aid to global financial systemupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 16:26:00

Europe is hurting for cash, and central banks around the world are stepping in to give it a boost.

CNNMoney: Welcome to the Great Global Easingupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 12:47:00

I wrote in yesterday's column about how the market wanted the European Central Bank to do something. It looks like the ECB listened.

CNNMoney: World markets get lift from Fed liquidity planupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 08:36:00

U.S. stocks were poised to rally Wednesday, after the Fed said that it will act with other central banks to boost liquidity and support the global economy. Global markets surged on the news as well.

CNNMoney: Fed orders stress tests for America's biggest banksupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 18:49:00

The Federal Reserve wants to know: could America's largest banks endure another shock like the one in 2008?

CNNMoney: Stocks slip on worries over growth and Europeupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 16:33:00

Stocks ended in the red Tuesday, amid worries about U.S. economic growth.

CNNMoney: Federal Reserve minutes reveal debate among membersupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 14:37:00

At their last meeting, Federal Reserve members discussed volatile financial markets, Europe's debt crisis and MF Global's bankruptcy. But in the end, they made no changes to existing policy.

CNNMoney: Fed's Dudley: Help homeownersupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 16:21:00

The head of the New York Fed continued his push for more aid for homeowners Thursday, stressing the central bank is not yet "out of ammunition."

CNNMoney: Federal Reserve still divided on the economyupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 17:21:00

Is the glass half full or half empty, when it comes to the U.S. economy? It depends which Federal Reserve official you ask.

CNNMoney: Bernanke chides Occupy Wall Street 'misconceptions'updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 18:44:00

America's top central banker "sympathizes" with the Occupy Wall Street protesters and thinks many of their frustrations with the sluggish economy are "understandable."

CNNMoney: Gold: The hedge against political stupidityupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 11:33:00

Gold is said to be a hedge against inflation, deflation and all other nasty sorts of economic bugaboos. It looks like it may be a hedge against political incompetence too.

CNNMoney: Federal Reserve perks up (a bit) on economyupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 17:39:00

The Federal Reserve issued a slightly better outlook on the economy Wednesday, but cut its economic growth forecast for the year overall.

CNNMoney: Stocks rebound after 2-day routupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:51:00

U.S. stocks finished sharply higher Wednesday afternoon, snapping back from two days of steep declines.

CNNMoney: 10-year yield sticks to 2% after Fed guidanceupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 12:59:00

Investors stayed in risk mode Wednesday after Federal Reserve announced that it would leave rates near zero and carry on with Operation Twist.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Cautious over Greece, waiting for Fedupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 08:51:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a modestly higher open Wednesday as developments in Greece kept investors cautious.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Buckle in for a bumpy rideupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 18:23:00

Stocks are poised to end October with one the best monthly performances on record, but the market's wave of uncertainty is far from over.

CNNMoney: Gold prices shining againupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 15:39:00

Gold seems to be regaining its luster. The precious metal has rallied more than $100 in less than a week as investors turn to the precious metal as a safe haven amid concerns about Europe and signs of slow global economic growth.

CNNMoney: Investors (and the Fed) are addicted to liquidityupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 12:58:00

The best you can say about "The Godfather: Part III" is that Sofia Coppola recognized her limitations and now spends more time behind the camera than in front of it. "Superman III" proved that Richard Pryor was no Gene Hackman.

CNNMoney: Fed's Dudley calls for housing aidupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 09:44:00

A top Federal Reserve official is pushing for an "urgent effort" to prop up the housing market, and support the overall U.S. economy.

CNNMoney: 'Too big to fail' foe picked for top FDIC postupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 12:53:00

A conservative critic of "too big to fail" banks has been tapped for a key position to do something about them.

GAO audit finds Federal Reserve bank boards lack transparency updated: Thu Oct 20 2011 01:47:00

The Federal Reserve banks need to better prevent conflicts of interest, according to a new government report that highlights transparency issues with financial executives serving on the banks' boards.

CNNMoney: Fed: Economy weakening but no sign of recessionupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 14:46:00

The economy is losing steam across much of the nation, but is still growing and not in recession, according to the latest outlook from the Federal Reserve.

CNNMoney: Federal Reserve: GOP's whipping boyupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 11:50:00

The Federal Reserve. It's the one institution almost every Republican presidential hopeful loves to hate.

CNNMoney: Dollar's biggest risks: Europe and the Fedupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 06:30:00

CNNMoney guest columnist Scott Boyd is a currency analyst with Toronto-based foreign exchange trading firm OANDA.

CNNMoney: Pimco's Bill Gross is betting with the Fedupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 10:08:00

Pimco's Bill Gross has already admitted that his bearish call on U.S. Treasuries earlier this year was a bad bet. Now it seems that the bond guru is taking his lead from the Federal Reserve.

CNNMoney: Fed's thinning toolbox lacks oomphupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 06:27:00

The Federal Reserve has very little left in its bag of tricks to help stimulate the economy. And experts say whatever comes next may not have enough of an impact to pull the economy out of its slump.

CNNMoney: Fed leaves door open on QE3updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 14:56:00

Federal Reserve policymakers left the door open to another round of asset purchases in the near future, according to minutes of their most recent meeting.

CNNMoney: Is Operation Twist already a failure?updated: Tue Oct 11 2011 13:15:00

The Federal Reserve unveiled Operation Twist, its latest attempt to keep interest rates low, nearly three weeks ago. So far, it doesn't seem like the plan is working.

CNNMoney: Bernanke to Congress: Sluggish growth aheadupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:05:00

Fed chief Ben Bernanke told a panel of Congress on Tuesday that the central bank expects growth in the second half of the year to be "more rapid" than the first half of the year, but says the economy still faces headwinds.

Fixed mortgage rates lowest on recordupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 20:28:00

Fixed mortgage rates hit their lowest levels since Freddie Mac began tracking them, the agency reported Thursday.

CNNMoney: How transparent should the Federal Reserve be?updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 14:05:00

"Potent" and "appropriate" were the words two Federal Reserve officials separately but simultaneously used to describe the central bank's tools to boost the economy Monday.

CNNMoney: Stocks plunge 3% on fear factorupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 11:06:00

Investors had no place to hide on Thursday, as stocks and commodities cratered throughout the trading day.

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