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December 20, 2013

Weekly Show

President Obama met with the White House press for his end of year news conference; a new review on NSA practices; a rare budget deal in Congress and a look at the economy's standing at year's end.  Joining Gwen: Susan Davis, USA Today; Pete Williams, NBC News; Greg Ip, The Economist; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

October 11, 2013

Weekly Show

The political and economic consequences of the government shutdown and the impact should the U.S. default; Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve; and SCOTUS takes on the campaign finance law. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Greg Ip, The Economist; Jim Tankersley, Washington Post; Joan Biskupic, Reuters.

September 20, 2013

Weekly Show

The looming budget battle is pitting Republicans in Congress against Obama, and the fight over healthcare continues. Confrontation and brinksmanship could influence everything from the next Federal Reserve Chairman to gun laws in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting. Joining Gwen: Molly Ball, The Atlantic; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Christi Parsons, Tribune News. 

 

Fed Uneasy About Fueling Credit Bubble

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Machine-gun Bernanke

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It is almost impossible to imagine the Federal Reserve, as currently constituted, acting more aggressively to speed up the economy than it did Thursday afternoon. After months of tinkering with monetary policy on the margins of an ongoing American jobs crisis, amid escalating cries that Ben Bernanke had run out of weapons to fight unemployment, the Fed has unleashed a full and sustained burst of monetary stimulus.

What is the Fed Waiting For?

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It's best to think of the Federal Reserve today as a seventh-grade boy at a school dance, shuffling up to a girl, with all their friends watching. That music has a great beat, he says, and you sure do look like you enjoy dancing. She blinks expectantly. He opens his mouth. Then closes it, and walks away.

Political Perceptions: Stepping Up to the Cliff

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This is what fiscal paralysis looks like. The U.S. government, the White House projected last week, will run a deficit of $1.2 trillion or 7.8% of the gross domestic product in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.

Fed Mulls Another Boost to Ailing Economy

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The Federal Reserve doesn’t usually drop hints and then fail to follow through with them. Fed officials spent much of July hinting that a new batch of monetary stimulus is in the works, both in public speeches and bugs carefully placed in influential reporters’ ears.

Fed: U.S. Banks Can Withstand Severe Downturn

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The Fed cleared the way for many of the nation's largest banks to raise dividends and buy back shares as it released the results of its latest round of "stress tests." Colin Barr and David Wessel have details on The News Hub.

Can You Hear Me Now?

On The Radar

Japan holds the modern record for years spent with interest rates at zero; they were on the floor from 2001 to 2006. America is on track to break that record. Having cut its short-term rate to near zero in late 2008, the Federal Reserve said on January 25th it will probably stay there “at least through late 2014”, more than a year longer than its previous guidance.
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