29.02.2012 [The Reporter] - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Less dovish comments from Federal Reserve chairman BenBernanke stole early market momentum generated by positive reads on economic growth and business activity. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was falling 19.2 points, or 0.2%
02.03.2012 [Seeking Alpha] - On Wednesday, Federal Reserve chairman BenBernanke told the House Financial Services Committee that the rapidly falling unemployment rate reported over the past year by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not fit with the other data he has been
09.03.2012 [Opposing Views] - Fed chairman BenBernanke, making his twice-yearly testimony before Congress, said that tight mortgage standards are hampering the housing recovery and, consequently, the improvement of the economy on the whole, according to a report from the
July 13, 2011 - Congressman Ron Paul questions Federal Reserve Chairman BenBernanke in a U.S. House Financial Services Committee Meeting shortly after reports surfaced that the... - 13.07.2011, YouTube
09.03.2012 [Daily Beast] - by Noah Kristula-Green Mar 9, 2012 12:00 PM EST AEI blogger James Pethokoukis argues in this blog post that if Obama wins a second term, he should thank BenBernanke for trying to reduce the unemployment rate for him. Pethokoukis then offers a dire
09.03.2012 [Albany Times Union] - At the latest Fed meeting, BenBernanke has hinted that, if the economy doesn't improve, more money printing could be on its way, which is supporting gold bullion. According to Esposito's article, over the last three years, Japan has printed $800
09.03.2012 [elEconomista.es] - En el caso de Wall Street las tensiones europeas se unieron a la llamada a la realidad que hizo la semana pasada el presidente de la Reserva Federal, BenBernanke, al asegurar que la recuperación económica de EEUU era "modesta e incierta".
09.03.2012 [CNBC.com] - Fed Chairman BenBernanke, in Congressional testimony earlier this month, suggested the Fed does not, for now, have to do a third round of quantitative easing, or purchase securities in an effort to drive down interest rates.
There’s no denying that a collapse in stock prices today would pose serious macroeconomic challenges for the United States. Consumer spending would slow, and the U.S. economy would become less of a magnet for foreign investors. Economic growth, which in any case has recently been at unsustainable levels, would decline somewhat. History proves, however, that a smart central bank can protect the economy and the financial sector from the nastier side effects of a stock market collapse. - "A Crash Course for Central Bankers," Foreign Policy (September/October 2000)