Dec 7, 2012 — Metaphors can be great for framing the urgency of a problem, but what do you do when the image isn't accurate? If you are the president or a Republican Congressional leader, you keep hammering with the metaphor anyway. It's all Ben Bernanke's fault.
Sep 13, 2012 — The Fed has the power to create money. But it has another, critical power: The power of words.
Jul 18, 2012 — At an annual rate of 760,000, ground-breaking for construction of single-family homes, apartments and condominiums the pace rose 6.9 percent in June from May
Jul 17, 2012 — Though the central bank expects "moderate" economic growth in coming quarters, Bernanke offers a sober assessment of current conditions. But there is brighter news: Home builders say they're growing more confident about the housing sector's recovery.
Jun 7, 2012 — The Federal Reserve chairman sees reasons for growth to continue. But he warns that automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the so-called Bush tax cuts threaten to derail the recovery.
Jun 7, 2012 — The Federal Reserve chairman talks about the outlook for the economy this morning. Investors will listen closely for clues to the Fed's plans.
Feb 29, 2012 — Five years ago on the last day of February, he told Congress the economy's fundamentals were strong. On this last day of February 2012, he predicted that inflation will remain in check.
Jan 25, 2012 — The central bank also says it likely won't be switching gears and nudging interest rates higher until at least 2014. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke concedes its longer-term forecasts are "a best guess."
Jun 8, 2011 — There's always a trade off in finance between safety and economic growth. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon square off.
Jan 7, 2011 — But the Fed chairman says economic growth is likely to remain too slow to significantly boost job growth — and that the nation's unemployment rate will likely still be at 8 percent or above two years from now.