Ben Bernanke

  • October 4, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke issued a new warning about the U.S. economic recovery before a congressional committee. He defended the Fed’s latest stimulus efforts and said they are critical to prevent a new recession. Also, stocks in Europe fell sharply amid fears that Greece will default. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2011  

    In other news Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a Wyoming conference that the U.S. economy is on track for long-term growth. He did not lay out any new stimulus measures, but he did leave the possibility open. Also, a car bomb attack in Nigeria killed at least 18 people at the main United Nations building. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, GOP hopeful Rick Perry criticized the Federal Reserve’s economic stimulus efforts and warned that the Fed’s chairman would be in trouble if he injects more money into the system. Also, the U.S. military estimated that millions of dollars in security funds for Afghanistan have been acquired by the Taliban. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, three bombings by militants shook Mumbai, India, killing at least 21 and wounding more than 100. Vikas Bajaj of The New York Times reports from Mumbai. Also, Afghan President Karzai’s half-brother was buried in Kandahar, a day after he was gunned down by a longtime family associate. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2011  

    At a House hearing Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted a stark picture of what a national default would mean and underscored the urgency of a debt-ceiling deal between the White House and congressional leaders. Judy Woodruff reports on the ongoing deadlock over a deal. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, Italy’s foreign minister called for a suspension of fighting in Libya to allow aid shipments and for civilian deaths from NATO airstrikes to be investigated. France and Britain rejected Italy’s appeal. Also, a Bahraini court sentenced eight top Shiite activists and opposition leaders to life in prison. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2011  

    A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that 57 percent of those surveyed say an economic turnaround has not yet begun in the U.S. Gwen Ifill discusses what’s next for the economy — and the political implications — with USA Today’s Susan Page, Wells Fargo economist Mark Vitner and Tom Binnings of Summit Economics. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2011  

    In hopes of further revamping the Fed’s secretive image, Chairman Ben Bernanke held the first-ever regularly scheduled news conference in its 98-year history. Jeffrey Brown discusses his remarks with Columbia University’s Joseph Stiglitz and Matthew Slaughter, who served on the Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush. Continue reading

  • November 19, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    “The Fed chairman’s message, though scholarly in tone, was unusually blunt,” wrote the Wall Street Journal, “laying blame for inflationary pressures in emerging markets and for tensions over currencies on countries like China.” The Financial Times underscored another theme: “Mr. … Continue reading

  • November 19, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    For a speech by a Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke’s remarks on “global rebalancing” certainly weren’t designed to fly under the radar. “The Fed chairman’s message, though scholarly in tone, was unusually blunt,” wrote the Wall Street Journal, “laying blame … Continue reading