Items Tagged with 'Ben Bernanke'


Bernanke: Execs should have gone to jail for Great Recession

Memoir says he regrets few were held criminally liable
Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has a lot of regrets about the Great Recession, everything from thinking more executives should have done time for doing the crime, to the belief that he didn't do enough to sell Americans on why Wall Street needed tens of billions in bailout.
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Even Ben Bernanke can’t refinance right now

Suggests lenders may have “gone a little bit too far"
Speaking at a conference of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care in Chicago, Bernanke said that the market is so tight right now that he was unable to refinance his own home loan recently.
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Bernanke couldn’t stay away for long

Joins Brookings Institution economic studies program
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did not step away from the office for long. Just days after finishing his last Federal Open Market Committee meeting, he announced he will be affiliated with the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
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The man behind the Federal Reserve

Bernanke manages to win over a few critics
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will preside over his last Fed policy meeting Tuesday and Wednesday. During his tenure as chairman, he managed to surprise industry experts by helping stabilize the market and restoring investor confidence. Here's a look back at his heavily criticized days leading the Fed.
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Fed officials stay cautious in shifting market

FOMC minutes reveal careful pace of bond purchases
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting paint a promising picture for America’s housing market even though members remain cautious heading into the future.
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