Jun 3, 2013 — At Princeton's commencement, the central bank chief mixed in some humor with his advice. He even quoted comedienne Lily Tomlin. That's not your typical "Fed speak."
Jan 30, 2013 — A snake-eating-its-tail thing happens when you think certain thoughts about money and the Federal Reserve.
Dec 12, 2012 — The leaders of the Federal Reserve just did something that sounds boring but is actually a big deal: They promised to keep interest rates super low until the unemployment rate comes way down.
Nov 28, 2012 — The central bank says conditions continued to improve, though not dramatically, in recent weeks. The report adds to other evidence that the economy is moving along fast enough to keep unemployment from rising, but not fast enough to bring the jobless rate down sharply.
Oct 25, 2012 — Germany's central bank needs to prove that its massive gold reserve actually exists. This is not quite as random as it sounds.
Oct 16, 2012 — The government is printing 7.8 billion pieces of paper money, valued at $472.9 billion. Here's how that breaks down by denomination. Also: a special bonus graphic showing the lifespan of money.
Sep 25, 2012 — Ben Bernanke needs to convince consumers that they can trust the economy again, that now really is the time to jump back into the stock market or buy that bigger house.
Sep 13, 2012 — What people think is going to happen to the economy has a huge influence over what actually happens. The Fed knows this, and is trying to take advantage of it.
Sep 13, 2012 — The Fed has the power to create money. But it has another, critical power: The power of words.
Aug 22, 2012 — Many Federal Reserve members said there would have to be action fairly soon if the economy didn't pick up, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting. Separately, the CBO warned of a recession if the economy goes off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of year.