Articles Tagged 'Ben S. Bernanke'

G.O.P. Says Fed Action Could Hurt Economy

July 19, 2012
WASHINGTON — House Republicans pressed the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, on Wednesday to forswear additional actions to stimulate growth, warning that the results would be counterproductive. Mr. Bernanke avoided commitments during two days of Congressional testimony, but he told a Senate committee on Tuesday that the Fed was prepared to expand …

Geithner did not show evidence of rigged Libor, British bank official says

July 18, 2012

By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Jia Lynn Yang, Washington Post

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told lawmakers Tuesday that the central bank did all it was required to do after learning in 2008 of the ma­nipu­la­tion of the Libor interest rate, including notifying counterparts in Britain. But Bank of England Governor Mervyn King, addressing Parliament earlier in the day,

Bernanke: Spending cuts won’t boost jobs

June 23, 2011
By Patrice Hill, The Washington Times Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on Wednesday rejected an argument frequently made by Republican deficit hawks that immediate,… READ MORE

House provision on Fed rejected

June 18, 2010
By Patrice Hill, The Washington Times Congressional negotiators on Wednesday jettisoned a House amendment that threatened to interfere with the Federal Reserve’s anti-inflation efforts while… READ MORE

Senate calls for audit of three years of Fed deals

May 12, 2010
By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times Senators demanded Tuesday to be let in on what they called the most secretive, powerful federal agency in existence,… READ MORE

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounds a warning on growing deficit

April 8, 2010
By Neil Irwin and Lori Montgomery
Washington Post Staff Writer Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned Wednesday that Americans may have to accept higher… READ MORE

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