Stories tagged with Federal Reserve

Brookings forges another connection to the Fed

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 4, 2014 at 9:49am   |   0 Comments

Bringing on former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a distinguished fellow is a coup for the Brookings Institution.

Yellen moves into Federal Reserve chairmanship

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 3, 2014 at 9:11am   |   0 Comments

Of the two dozen economists earning doctorates from Yale University in 1971, the Washington Post points out, Janet Yellen was the sole woman.

Yes, there is a Fed west of the Hudson

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 9, 2013 at 9:28am   |   0 Comments

President Obama nominated Janet Yellen today as the next Federal Reserve chairman.

Goldman Sachs & the world banking system

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 23, 2013 at 9:41am   |   0 Comments

Much has been written about the tentacles of Goldman Sachs reaching into the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve.

Larry Summers: At heart, a Wall Street guy

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 17, 2013 at 7:57am   |   0 Comments

The post-game analysis on Larry Summers’ withdrawal from consideration for Fed chair: He showed his allegiances when he left the Obama administration in 2010 and quickly returned to Wall Street.

Summers withdraws name for Fed chair

By Muckety   |   September 15, 2013 at 4:06pm   |   0 Comments

Larry Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Possible successors to Bernanke

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 2, 2013 at 7:39am   |   0 Comments

Whither the Fed in 2014?

K Street, Wall Street and the Fed

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 15, 2012 at 5:27am   |   0 Comments

Not so long ago, the Federal Reserve was viewed as being aloof from politics.

Einhorn attacks the Fed’s ‘jelly doughnut policy’

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 4, 2012 at 6:53am   |   0 Comments

Billionaire hedge funder David Einhorn caused a stir in financial circles this week with a Huffington Post column criticizing the Fed’s policy of easy money.

One way the very rich talk to the Fed

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 1, 2011 at 8:58am   |   0 Comments

Wall Street execs have multiple channels of communication with the country’s central bankers.

Central banks work together to combat debt crisis

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 30, 2011 at 9:57am   |   0 Comments

The Federal Reserve and other major central banks took coordinated action Wednesday to make more dollars available outside the U.S.

Fed still white man’s land

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 20, 2011 at 9:59am   |   0 Comments

Written in bland government-ese, a report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office found that “opportunities exist to broaden director recruitment efforts and increase transparency” on the Federal Reserve board.

Peter Diamond withdraws Fed nomination

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 6, 2011 at 7:49am   |   0 Comments

It’s hard not to sound elitist when you’re an MIT professor with a Nobel Prize in economics.

Warsh’s departure will leave a gap at the Fed

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 15, 2011 at 9:38am   |   1 Comments

When Kevin Warsh leaves the Federal Reserve later this month, the central bank will lose its strongest tie to fiscal conservatives and one of its richest members.

Fed data show reach of government bailout

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 4, 2010 at 9:02am   |   0 Comments

The Federal Reserve made like WikiLeaks this week and dumped thousands of documents onto the web.

Wall Street cheers Bernanke’s re-nomination

By Ric Bohy   |   August 26, 2009 at 8:38am   |   0 Comments

Wall Street appeared to approve of President Obama’s nominating Ben S. Bernanke to a second term.

AIG will get another $37.8 billion from the Fed

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 9, 2008 at 7:51am   |   0 Comments

The Federal Reserve Board announced yesterday that it would provide as much as $37.8 million to American International Group.

Maurice Greenberg avoids congressional hearing on AIG

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 8, 2008 at 11:12am   |   0 Comments

While two former CEOs of American International Group took a beating from Congress yesterday, a third called in sick.

JPMorgan Chase buys Bear Stearns

By Gary Jacobson   |   March 16, 2008 at 11:38pm   |   0 Comments

Racing against the clock, JPMorgan Chase agreed to buy once-mighty Bear Stearns for just $2 a share Sunday, “in a fire sale deal clearly aimed at stemming broader panic” in the global markets, according Tom Petruno of The Los Angeles Times.

Kerry Killinger sets the tone at Washington Mutual

By Gary Jacobson   |   February 2, 2008 at 2:36pm   |   3 Comments

Troubled Washington Mutual, the nation’s largest savings and loan, has seen its stock price nearly double from its lows over the past month. Takeover speculation has certainly helped, as have the Federal Reserve’s interest rate cuts.

But don’t discount the importance of the message chairman and CEO Kerry Killinger sent when he decided not to take a 2007 bonus that he had earned. Executives at other companies caught in the real estate mess — Countywide Financial and D.R. Horton, for example — have not set the same example of accountability.

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