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Obama to Name Two Fed Board Nominees

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President Obama plans to nominate a Harvard University finance professor and a former private-equity executive to fill the two vacancies on the seven-member Federal Reserve Board.

One Nation Overdrawn

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In the frantic race to save the euro, many Europeans have sought inspiration from the United States, perhaps the most successful monetary union in history. Germany’s council of economic experts has proposed a debt “redemption pact” modelled on the American federal government’s assumption of state debts in 1790. To European federalists, America demonstrates that monetary union cannot survive without fiscal union.

Drill, Drill Drill: Feds Lease Offshore Oil Fields

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CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on the federal government auctioning off land for oil drilling in New Orleans.

The $7.7 Trillion Fed Loan that Really Wasn't

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WSJ's David Wessel separates fact from fiction behind the Federal Reserve's 2008 loan to banks at the onset of the economic downturn.

Contagion? What contagion?

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The financial crisis of 2008 mowed down banks in America and Europe with equal abandon. Not so this year’s upheaval. European banks, struggling to fund themselves, are tightening credit. American banks are eager to lend, albeit not to Europe. Their loan growth this quarter will the fastest since mid-2008, reckons Nomura, a bank. This is partly because America’s banks are reasonably healthy.

Euro Central Bank Might Consider Bond Purchases

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In his Capital Corner segment, David Wessel points out European leaders must address the imminent danger of economic collapse or they may face 'a Lehman moment.' Meanwhile, the ECB indicated it may consider buying bonds to prop up economies.

Central Banks Swing Into Action; Encouraging, Terrifying

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Central bankers around the world are very, very worried about Europe, and they’re starting to do something about it. This is equal parts terrifying and encouraging. That’s the critical takeaway from the liquidity injection – a fancy way of saying, turning up the spigot on global lending – embarked upon on Wednesday by the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and four other central banks from around the globe. The coordinated effort will make it cheaper for foreign banks to borrow U.S.

July 15, 2011

Weekly Show

President Obama predicts economic "Armageddon" if the debt ceiling isn't raised by the Aug 2 deadline. Democrats want tax hikes. Republicans want spending cuts. Gwen Ifill drills down on the facts & fiction surrounding the budget crisis with Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.
 

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