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MILBANK: Ben Bernanke smiles in the face of critics

January 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

When Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was invited to respond to the Republican presidential candidates who have made him a whipping boy, he turned the other cheek. Continue Reading

Federal Reserve says interest rates unlikely to rise until at least 2014

January 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Fed said it’s unlikely to raise its benchmark interest rate before late 2014, extending its time frame by at least a year and a half. The Fed said record-low rates are still needed to help boost an improving but still sluggish economy. Continue Reading

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to speak in Minneapolis

September 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A small economic policy group is pulling off a major coup by hosting a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Continue Reading

Bernanke offers no new steps but leans on Congress

August 26, 2011 in The Daily Republic

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has a message for Congress: Do more to stimulate hiring and growth or risk delaying the economy’s return to full health.
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Bernanke: Default on debt would increase deficit

July 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned U.S. lawmakers today that they would deliver a “self-inflicted” wound to the nation’s economy by holding up efforts to raise the government’s borrowing limit. Continue Reading