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Money Magazine: Make Money in 2011: The Economyupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 18:24:00

Here's the happy news: Despite fears of a dreaded double dip, the economy isn't likely to slip back into recession in 2011, most experts say.

CNNMoney: Fed issues rules to let banks boost dividendsupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 15:32:00

The Federal Reserve issued a new set of guidelines Wednesday that pave the way for healthy banks to begin hiking dividends and repurchasing shares next year.

CNNMoney: The Fed will kill the dollar! Eventually!updated: Wed Nov 17 2010 12:47:00

It's hard to find someone that isn't criticizing the Federal Reserve these days. I keep expecting to see a press release from Lady Gaga in my inbox about why she thinks quantitative easing is the financial equivalent of a bad romance.

CNNMoney: Inflation at lowest level since 1957updated: Wed Nov 17 2010 10:35:00

Consumer prices for everything other than food and energy are rising, but at a rate so sluggish, it's the smallest price increase on record, the government said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Bonds: All eyes on inflationupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 16:19:00

After a two-week sell-off, Treasuries started to make a comeback Tuesday as investors take in the latest inflation data.

Bachmann explains Tea Party impactupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 07:50:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann shares her views on the Tea Party's impact on politics.

The Tea Party vs. the Fedupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 07:50:00

The Fed just injected $75 billion into the American economy, the first of eight such gigantic booster shots. The huge stimulus has unleashed a chorus of criticism by Republican economists and politicians, as well as criticism from the leaders of China, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Money Magazine: Make Money in 2011: Your Savingsupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 16:26:00

Savers, steel yourselves for another low-yield year. Interest rates on savings accounts, CDs, and money markets have been barely there for a while -- bank savings accounts are paying a paltry 0.2% on average, while money-market funds offer a dismal 0.04%.

CNNMoney: Fed move draws new attackupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 12:45:00

The Federal Reserve's plan to purchase $600 billion in bonds, in an attempt to stimulate the economy, is coming under fire from a group of prominent conservative economists and political strategists.

CNNMoney: Treasury yields push higherupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 16:21:00

Treasury prices fell and yields edged higher Friday as the Federal Reserve began its debt buyback program and concerns persisted over the global economy.

CNNMoney: It's the global economy, stupid.updated: Fri Nov 12 2010 15:13:00

It was only last week that investors were spending all their time analyzing the outcome of the midterm elections, the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing announcement and the October jobs report.

CNNMoney: Commodities fall off a cliffupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 14:54:00

The commodities rally has cooled off, with prices for precious metals, oil and agricultural raw materials plunging Friday after a record-breaking run earlier in the week.

Fortune: Canada's coming housing bustupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 10:41:00

America may be on the ropes, but its neighbor to the North wants everybody to know that, in contrast, it's doing just fine.

CNNMoney: China selloff leaves stocks reelingupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 08:34:00

U.S. stocks headed for an early selloff Friday, following a volatile trading session in Asian markets that ended with the Shanghai Composite down more than 5%.

Obama says he's not caving on tax cutsupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 08:12:00

President Barack Obama declared Friday that his "number one priority" is preserving tax cuts for the middle class, and sharply denied that comments by his senior adviser David Axelrod suggest that his administration is about to cave in to Republicans who also want to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.

CNNMoney: Bernanke's worst nightmare: Ron Paulupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 08:11:00

Ben Bernanke has had his hands full since his first day on the job as Federal Reserve chairman nearly five years ago. It's about to get even tougher.

CNNMoney: World underdogs take the leadupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 10:36:00

Changes in the global pecking order are coming.

CNNMoney: The great global belt-tighteningupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 10:34:00

Life is getting tougher for the average worker, not just in America, but in other advanced nations around the globe.

CNNMoney: What is currency manipulation, anyhow?updated: Thu Nov 11 2010 10:31:00

Accusations of currency manipulation are causing tension, and world leaders are hoping the contentious topic won't turn this week's G-20 gathering in Seoul into an all-out global brouhaha.

'Currency Wars': The saga so farupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 06:15:00

If the first episode of "Currency Wars" focused on pressure the U.S., Europe and emerging economies heaped on China for artificially keeping the value of its yuan low, the sequel could be called: "Currency Wars: The Fed Strikes Back."

CNNMoney: 10-year yield slips after Fed details bond buysupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 18:23:00

Treasury yields turned lower Wednesday following a 30-year debt auction and after the Fed released details about its initial purchases under its bond-buying stimulus plan.

CNNMoney: Stocks bounce backupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 16:47:00

U.S. stocks made a comeback Wednesday afternoon to finish higher, as the dollar turned lower after an earlier rally. But the gains were tepid as investors remained jittery ahead of the G-20 meeting.

US, China power shiftsupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 12:02:00

Historian and diplomat Joseph Nye gives us his view of the shifts in power between China and the United States.

Don't fear the rise of Chinaupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 12:02:00

A century ago, the rise of Germany and the fear it created in Britain led to world war. Some analysts predict a similar fate from the rise of China and the fear that is creating in the United States.

CNNMoney: Stocks headed for a mixed openupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 09:12:00

U.S. stocks were headed for early gains Wednesday, as investors reacted to better-than-expected economic data.

CNNMoney: Stocks flounder as commodities shineupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 16:52:00

Stocks slumped while gold rallied to a record high Tuesday as investors continued to grapple with the Federal Reserve's latest effort to stimulate the economy.

CNNMoney: Oil near $90. Thanks a lot, Fed.updated: Tue Nov 09 2010 12:15:00

Don't look now. But oil prices are getting close to $90 again.

CNNMoney: Fed: Small banks crack down on mortgage lendingupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 16:34:00

Even with interest rates at historic lows, you might still have a hard time getting a mortgage: Small banks have tightened standards when it comes to lending to homebuyers, according to a survey issued Monday.

CNNMoney: Gold tops $1,400updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 16:15:00

Gold prices hit a new record, surging above $1,400 Monday, as commodity prices continued to rally on the back of the Federal Reserve's new $600 billion stimulus plan.

CNNMoney: Global Fed bashing casts shadow over G-20updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 15:33:00

Growing criticism of U.S. Federal Reserve policy is fueling global tensions as leaders of the world's largest economies prepare to meet in South Korea Wednesday.

CNNMoney: 'Nothing on the horizon that could upset the market'updated: Sun Nov 07 2010 07:33:00

Corporate earnings season: check. Midterm elections: check. Federal Reserve meeting: check. Jobs report: check.

In India, Obama pushes U.S. jobsupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 14:51:00

Eager to fend off any criticism that he's globetrotting just days after a disastrous midterm election, President Obama unveiled about $10 billion in new contracts for U.S. exports to India on Saturday as he launched an aggressive push to show his trip to Asia will deliver jobs back home.

CNNMoney: Stocks end at fresh 2-year highsupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 16:51:00

U.S. stocks wavered Friday but ended with slight gains, as investors digested a strong jobs report at the end of a week full of big economic news. All three major indexes closed at fresh two-year highs and the Dow and S&P logged their biggest weekly gains in more than two months.

CNNMoney: Bonds take a breather after busy weekupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 16:04:00

Treasury prices fell across the board Friday after an upbeat jobs report, ending a week of run-ups on a major Federal Reserve decision and midterm elections.

Obama in India: Serious businessupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 02:26:00

As Asia's third largest economy and one of the world's fastest growing markets, India is placed high on Obama's goal list to build what he calls a "defining" partnership.

CNNMoney: Stocks stage big rally, Dow spikes 2%updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 17:19:00

U.S. stocks rallied Thursday, with all three major indexes finishing at two-year highs, as investors continued to cheer the Federal Reserve's announcement to pump $600 billion into the economy.

CNNMoney: Bond traders jump in ahead of government buysupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 16:05:00

Treasury prices continued to rise Thursday, after the Fed's launch of a $600 billion bond-buying spree and a weak labor report boosted the appeal of government debt.

CNNMoney: Commodities gone wild! Prices spike post Fedupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 15:05:00

Commodity prices have been on a tear since the Federal Reserve hinted back in August that it was prepared to take aggressive action to help boost the economy. The big announcement finally came, and a day later commodities are staging a massive rally.

CNNMoney: Next! Market's focus turns to jobsupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:20:00

The elections and the Fed's quantitative announcement are finally in the rear view mirror. Now the real fun begins. It's time for investors to get ready for the latest report on the job market.

CNNMoney: Australians swoop in on U.S. foreclosuresupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 12:06:00

On a recent Wednesday night, my wife and I found ourselves in an otherwise empty Beale Street bar surrounded by a group of Australian men.

CNNMoney: Bernanke: It's all about jobsupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 10:32:00

The Federal Reserve's latest move to help stimulate the economy should help fulfill its obligation "to help promote increased employment and sustain price stability," Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said.

European Central Bank leaves rate unchangedupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 10:24:00

The European Central Bank has left its main interest rate unchanged at one per cent for an 18th consecutive month, maintaining a steady policy course even as the US Federal Reserve launches a renewed wave of "quantitative easing".

CNNMoney: Stocks set to open higherupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 09:02:00

U.S. stocks were poised to rise Thursday, as overseas markets rallied on the Federal Reserve's announcement that it will pump $600 billion into the economy.

CNNMoney: 30-year yield jumps to 4% after Fedupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 17:22:00

Long-term Treasury yields rose Wednesday after the Fed announced a huge bond-buying plan -- of mostly short-term Treasuries.

CNNMoney: Dow, Nasdaq at 2-year highsupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 16:44:00

U.S. stocks seesawed Wednesday amid a widely-anticipated Republican victory and the Federal Reserve's announcement of a second round of economy-boosting asset purchases, but managed to end the session with modest gains, pushing the Dow and Nasdaq to their highest levels in over two years.

CNNMoney: QE2: Fed pulls the triggerupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 16:21:00

In its latest move to jump start the sluggish recovery, the Federal Reserve announced it will pump billions into the economy.

CNNMoney: Surging commodities take breather despite Fedupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 15:48:00

Prices of most major commodities stayed mixed Wednesday, even after the Fed announced a $600 billion asset purchase plan.

CNNMoney: Dollar mixed after Fed launches jump-startupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 15:24:00

The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced a widely anticipated plan to support the economy.

CNNMoney: Read the Fed statementupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 14:45:00

This is the statement of the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting released Nov. 3, 2010. For analysis of the Fed's interest rate policy and this statement, please see: QE2: Fed pulls the trigger.

Fortune: It's not just the economy, stupidupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:32:00

In the coming days and weeks, leading Democrats will make the case that their historic trouncing at the polls last night was the inevitable fallout of a brutal economy. In his press conference today the president -- pressed about public disapproval of his policies -- repeatedly referred to an "emergency situation'' that forced the need for a stimulus and the Detroit bailout. There's a bit of déjà vu here: George Bush blamed his plummeting approval ratings on an unpopular war.

CNNMoney: Don't rule out Fed 'shock and awe'updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 10:16:00

According to the Chinese calendar, next year will be the year of the rabbit. But for the Federal Reserve, 2011 is shaping up to be the year of the hawk -- the inflation hawk, that is.

CNNMoney: Treasury yields slip as Fed announcement loomsupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 17:01:00

Treasury prices ended the session higher Tuesday as investors continued to anticipate another round of asset purchases from the Federal Reserve.

CNNMoney: Stocks hold gains on election dayupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 16:47:00

After an initial boost at the market's open, stocks held steady throughout the day as investors sat on their hands to wait for the outcome of two major events: the mid-term elections and a two-day Fed meeting.

CNNMoney: Stocks headed higher at the openupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 08:29:00

U.S. stocks were set to open higher Tuesday as the nation headed to the polls for the midterm election and the Federal Reserve geared up for a key two-day meeting.

CNNMoney: What the Fed should really be buyingupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 05:42:00

Maybe it's time for the Fed to think outside the box. Wall Street is counting on the Federal Reserve to announce purchases of long-term government bonds on Wednesday, a policy known as quantitative easing. But some Fed watchers think that buying up more plain-vanilla bonds won't work, and recommend more unorthodox strategies. "I think the Fed wants to be creative, and I wouldn't be surprised if they buy assets other than just Treasuries," said Kenneth Naehu, managing director and head of fixed income at Bel Air Investment Advisors. While current law restricts the Fed to buying low-risk assets like Treasury bonds, that's not necessarily set in stone, said Paul Ashworth, U.S. economist with Capital Economics.

CNNMoney: Stocks at a standstill ahead of Fedupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 16:54:00

Stocks ended a choppy session little changed Monday as investors remained jittery ahead of the week's three big events -- the midterm elections, the Federal Reserve meeting and the October jobs report.

CNNMoney: Treasury yields end session mixedupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 16:12:00

Treasury prices were mixed on Monday as investors responded to a strong manufacturing report, but remained wary ahead of highly-anticipated news later this week.

CNNMoney: Markets: Betting on a triple playupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 12:34:00

October was another strong month for markets, but uncertainty kept stocks in a tight range over the past week.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised to open higherupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:18:00

U.S. stocks were set to open higher Monday as investors digest reports on income and spending and await the week's big events - the midterm election, the Federal Reserve meeting and the October jobs data.

CNNMoney: Dow has best October since 2006updated: Fri Oct 29 2010 17:25:00

Stocks ended October with gains, but uncertainty sent investors to the sidelines Friday following a lackluster reading on economic growth and ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting.

CNNMoney: Why the Fed's bold move won't workupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 14:09:00

The Federal Reserve is likely to announce a plan to pump more money into the economy next week. But some economists worry that the move won't work.

CNNMoney: Fed plan may disappoint bond tradersupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 12:17:00

Bond traders have been gearing up for the Federal Reserve's second round of stimulus measures for weeks. With the highly-anticipated announcement just days away, analysts warn that investors could be in for a disappointment.

CNNMoney: No double-dip recessionupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 12:03:00

Commentary: Lakshman Achuthan and Anirvan Banerji are, respectively, co-founder and chief operating officer and co-founder and chief research officer of ECRI, the Economic Cycle Research Institute. The good news is that the much-feared double-dip recession is not going to happen.

Political ads: Fear and loathing on immigrationupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:55:00

Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle says in a campaign ad that Democratic incumbent Harry Reid is the "best friend an illegal alien ever had." According to her, he tolerates illegal people "sneaking" across the border and receiving "illegal Social Security benefits."

CNNMoney: Stocks turn lower on Fed concernsupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:33:00

Stocks lost early momentum, turning lower midmorning as investors remained jittery ahead of next week's Fed meeting.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to rally at the openupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 09:13:00

U.S. stocks were set to rally Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings report from Exxon Mobil and 3M and better-than-expected weekly government jobless claims data.

CNNMoney: The Fed's 'tax on the consumer'updated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:45:00

Investors have been cheering about the prospect of the Federal Reserve pumping more money into the economy, but some experts warn that move may wind up hurting consumers' wallets.

CNNMoney: Stocks falter on questions about Fed stimulusupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 17:19:00

Stocks closed mixed Wednesday, with technology shares posting small gains, as investors lowered their expectations for an aggressive move by the Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy.

CNNMoney: Bond investors fight the Fedupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 15:54:00

Has the long-term Treasury bond bubble finally burst?

CNNMoney: Oil prices slide on Fed concernsupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 12:50:00

Oil prices fell 1.5% Wednesday, following three consecutive days of advances, remaining in the low-$80 range ahead of the Federal Reserve's highly anticipated policy meeting next week.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised to fall at openupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 09:00:00

Stocks were poised to open lower Wednesday as investors remain nervous about what the Federal Reserve will do at its meeting next week, while considering the latest economic reports and corporate results.

CNNMoney: Fed may help consumer bureau flex its muscleupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 17:03:00

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can't begin flexing its rule-writing muscle, cracking down on things such as tough-to-understand mortgages, until it gets a Senate-confirmed director.

CNNMoney: Treasury prices ease amid auctionsupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 15:27:00

Treasury prices continued to fall Tuesday as investors brace for auctions totaling $109 billion in U.S. notes this week.

CNNMoney: Auction at negative yield still draws demandupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 16:53:00

For the first time ever, the government auctioned off 5-year inflation-indexed Treasuries at a negative yield Monday, as investors bet rising prices will be an issue in the next five years.

Fortune: Recovery stocks: Neil Hennessy's best betsupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 12:46:00

For the past couple of years, we've kept up with the fund manager Neil Hennessy. The returns of his Hennessy Focus 30 fund have been pretty impressive -- beating the S&P 500 by an average of 5 percentage points annually since 2003 -- and Hennessy's great for a blunt opinion on the market. But more than anything, he's fun to follow because his $145-million mutual fund is so unusual.

CNNMoney: Bernanke: We take foreclosure problems seriouslyupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 09:32:00

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday that a federal agency review of foreclosure procedures at the nation's largest mortgage servicers should be completed next month.

CNNMoney: Hiring picture gets a little brighterupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 07:19:00

The outlook for hiring is improving as U.S. businesses continue to report growing demand and increased profitability, according to a survey of leading economists.

CNNMoney: Oil market waits for Fed to make the next moveupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 15:56:00

Crude prices moved higher on Friday, reacting to unease over a French labor dispute and a developing tropical storm in the Caribbean.

CNNMoney: Stocks eke out gainsupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 17:04:00

U.S. stocks ended a shade higher Thursday after seesawing throughout the session, as investors balanced strong earnings with building speculation that the Fed's next round of asset-buying won't be as dramatic as anticipated.

CNNMoney: Downtrodden dollar near rock bottomupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 15:54:00

After freefalling for weeks, the U.S. dollar appears to finally be groping for a bottom.

CNNMoney: Bond traders wait for Fed's next moveupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 12:36:00

Treasuries continued to trade in a narrow range Thursday as investors remained on the sidelines in anticipation that the Federal Reserve will soon take action to stimulate the economy.

CNNMoney: Treasury yields steady after Fed's Beige Bookupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 11:42:00

Treasury prices ended the session flat Wednesday as investors continued to anticipate action from the Federal Reserve to boost the struggling economy.

Opinion: What the Great Recession stole from black Americaupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 10:56:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien looks at how some are fighting debt from the pulpit in "Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special," premiering at 9 p.m. ET on October 21.

CNNMoney: Will the markets tank in November?updated: Thu Oct 21 2010 08:29:00

Stocks took a nasty tumble Tuesday after the People's Bank of China surprised investors with its first interest rate hike in nearly three years.

CNNMoney: Dow holds triple-digit gainsupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 18:36:00

Stocks have fallen into a pattern: Rise, rise, rise for several sessions, then sell off after a spot of bad news. Recover the next day, and repeat.

CNNMoney: Fed: Economic growth still 'modest'updated: Wed Oct 20 2010 15:31:00

Economic growth continued at a sluggish pace over the past few weeks, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, supporting views that the Fed might take action to spur the economy at its next policy meeting. In its latest snapshot of regional economic conditions, the Fed reported some bright spots in manufacturing, travel, tourism and auto sales, but still saw weakness in the housing market.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to bounceupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 08:51:00

U.S. stocks were set to bounce back Wednesday, following the worst session in more than 2 months, as investors digest a batch of financial results from Morgan Stanley, Boeing and Wells Fargo.

Asian markets fall on China interest rate hikeupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 03:45:00

Asian markets fell on Wednesday, following the reaction of U.S. and European markets to China's decision to raise its benchmark interest rates by a quarter-percentage point.

China rate hike moves marketupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 03:45:00

Investors react to a interest rate hike by the People's Bank of China. CNN's Stan Grant reports.

CNNMoney: China hikes interest ratesupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 14:20:00

The People's Bank of China raised its benchmark interest rates by a quarter-percentage point early Tuesday, the first hike since December 2007.

CNNMoney: Bond traders retreat to sidelinesupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 13:52:00

Treasuries turned around from Monday's rally, as investors shrugged off the latest housing data.

CNNMoney: Credit still tight on Main Street - NY Fed reportupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 17:42:00

Small businesses are not getting access to the credit they need, and as a result, they are struggling to generate the jobs needed to lead the nation toward recovery.

CNNMoney: Betting on a bond-buying spreeupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 16:14:00

Treasury prices climbed Monday, as investors continue to bet on another bond-buying binge from the Federal Reserve next month.

Economics Nobel winner still faces confirmation hurdlesupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 12:48:00

A Nobel Prize-winning economist who President Barack Obama nominated to the Federal Reserve Board says he understands why despite his accolades the position is out of his reach, at least for now.

CNNMoney: Deficit tops $1 trillion againupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 09:20:00

The United States racked up a $1.29 trillion deficit in fiscal year 2010, the federal government said Friday.

CNNMoney: Wall Street gets into the thick of earnings seasonupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 08:16:00

After obsessing over Federal Reserve policy last week, investors are now turning their attention to the tsunami of corporate earnings reports.

CNNMoney: Dow slumps on bank woes, but tech shares rallyupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 17:08:00

Stocks ended mixed Friday as weakness in the banking sector dragged on the Dow, while technology shares stayed strong.

CNNMoney: Why one angry banker is suing the Fedupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 16:30:00

The sweeping financial reform bill passed by Congress this year is often referred to as a Wall Street reform bill. But one CEO of a mid-sized Midwestern regional bank that will be affected by the new law is tired of hearing that.

CNNMoney: Dollar plays the waiting gameupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 13:30:00

The dollar remained weak but regained some ground Friday as investors reacted positively to Fed chair Ben Bernanke's comments about the central bank's plans to pump more money into the economy.

CNNMoney: Bernanke: Case for more Fed actionupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 11:55:00

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave the clearest signal yet that the Fed is about to act to further spur the sluggish U.S. economy, stating that "there would be a case for further action."

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