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Monday, December 15, 2014 9:26 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

For anyone keenly interested in the nation’s economy and financial markets, a full-fledged Federal Reserve meeting is a little like a present at holiday time. You’re not exactly certain what you’ll get, but you’ll have more than you had before. Whether the information is actually useful a year from now is uncertain. This week’s Fed

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 3:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Janet who? Most couldn’t name the current Fed chair in a new survey.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As Ben Bernanke leaves the Federal Reserve, it’s not yet clear how his chairmanship will be remembered.

Friday, January 17, 2014 1:26 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Ben Bernanke, in his last public remarks as Fed chairman, defended quantitative easing and brushed aside concerns about inflation and capital losses.

Friday, January 10, 2014 4:15 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama announces his intended nominees for vice chair of the Federal Reserve and two seats on the central bank’s Board of Governors.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 5:23 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

FOMC minutes shed more light on discussions of decision to begin taper.

Friday, January 03, 2014 4:50 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As he prepares to step down as Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke offered thoughts on the past, present and future.

Monday, December 09, 2013 4:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Between a possible reduction in asset purchases and a shift in leadership, interest rates may be headed upward. But when?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, the Federal Reserve is continuing monthly asset purchases.

Friday, October 25, 2013 4:27 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Is Sen. Rand Paul threatening to hold up Janet Yellen’s nomination for Fed chair?

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