U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Friday as investors await Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later in the day.
U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open Wednesday as investors considered the latest corporate earnings and awaited a second day of Congressional testimony from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
Reduction in the unemployment rate is "likely to be frustratingly slow," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday morning.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher Tuesday as investors considered more earnings reports and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before a Senate committee.
U.S. stocks could struggle Friday on investor disappointment that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did not signal more stimulus is on the horizon.
There was nothing good about the Good Friday jobs report. But was the slowdown in hiring in March bad enough for the Federal Reserve to once again consider more stimulus for the economy?
All eyes will focus on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his team of nine as they spend two days mulling over what monetary policy levers to pull to give the stalled U.S. economy a boost.
U.S. stocks rallied Monday after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on the job market gave investors reason to believe interest rates will stay low.
1994 was great for movie fans. "Pulp Fiction." "The Shawshank Redemption." "Forrest Gump." But bond investors definitely would rather forget that year.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Monday as Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on the job market gave investors reason to believe interest rates will stay low.
U.S. stocks rose modestly Thursday as investors welcomed mostly positive economic news and digested testimony from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
In day two of Ben Bernanke's semi-annual testimony before Congress, the Federal Reserve Chairman warned lawmakers that their short-term policies could put the recovery at risk.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke headed to Capitol Hill Wednesday to give Congress his semi-annual report on the economy, and what he had to say wasn't exactly rosy.
Lingering problems in the housing market continue to restrain America's economic recovery and limit the effectiveness of Federal Reserve policies, Ben Bernanke said Friday.
By now, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke must be used to being a punching bag.
The recovery remains "frustratingly slow" in the United States, and now Europe's debt crisis is posing additional challenges, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday.
U.S. stocks were set for a timid open Thursday as traders await comments from Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke, and keep a wary eye on Greece's debt talks.
Ben Bernanke will step back into the classroom this semester to teach college students about the Federal Reserve.
In an effort to be more transparent with the public, the Federal Reserve gave more insight into its planning tools Wednesday than ever before.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke told Republican senators on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that he's concerned about European sovereign debt problems spilling over to the U.S. economy, according to senators.
Take that Rick Perry! Ben Bernanke headed down to Texas to rally the troops Thursday, and didn't get treated so "ugly" after all.
The Federal Reserve issued a slightly better outlook on the economy Wednesday, but cut its economic growth forecast for the year overall.
U.S. stocks finished sharply higher Wednesday afternoon, snapping back from two days of steep declines.
Fed chief Ben Bernanke told a panel of Congress on Tuesday that the central bank expects growth in the second half of the year to be "more rapid" than the first half of the year, but says the economy still faces headwinds.
Republican leaders in Congress have asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to refrain from any further monetary stimulus during policy makers' two-day meeting ending Wednesday.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Friday, as investors digest speeches from President Obama and Fed chair Ben Bernanke.
U.S. stocks fell Thursday after Ben Bernanke made a speech that failed to knock investors' socks off.
Sounding a bit like a broken record, Ben Bernanke once again urged lawmakers to not put the recovery at risk as they focus on slashing government spending over the long haul.
Stocks saw a Ben Bernanke-fueled rally Friday, even though the Fed Chief warned that the economy continues to remain weak in the short term.
Investors stuck with U.S. Treasuries Friday as they sought safety after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke failed to announce any new stimulus measure to jumpstart the economy...at least for now.
Remember that crazy, bitter debt-ceiling debate this summer? The one that created a half-baked debt reduction plan and led to the country's first-ever credit-rating downgrade?
Economic growth in the second quarter was slightly weaker than previously estimated, according to revised U.S. government data released Friday.
All week, investors have been counting down to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech. With the big event just hours away, U.S. stocks were headed for a slightly lower open Friday.
There is probably a greater chance that an earthquake will hit Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday at 10 a.m. ET than there is of Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announcing a third round of quantitative easing.
U.S. Treasury yields eased Thursday as investors turned cautious ahead of a highly-anticipated speech by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
Stocks kept the positive momentum going Wednesday, finishing higher for a third straight session as investors cheered a rise in durable goods orders.
Treasury yields rose after a better-than-expected report on orders for long-lasting goods temporarily distracted investors from looking ahead to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech in two days.
U.S. stocks were headed for a flat open Wednesday, as investors digested a better-than-expected report on durable good orders and await Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week.
Economists aren't looking for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to announce some new plan to rescue the struggling U.S. economy in a much-anticipated speech this Friday.
U.S. stocks rose modestly Monday as investors grappled with an uncertain economic outlook ahead of a key speech by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke.
The Federal Reserve may have one last thing it can do to help stimulate the economy that wouldn't necessarily be considered "treasonous" by a certain presidential candidate.
Nervous investors hoping for a reprieve this week will be disappointed.
U.S. stocks fell Thursday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said that the central bank may not be as willing to move on further stimulus as previously thought.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was back on Capitol Hill Thursday, warning that failure by Congress to raise the debt ceiling would be "a calamitous outcome."
U.S. stocks fell from earlier highs but still managed to snap a three-session losing streak Wednesday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated that the central bank remains ready to provide additional stimulus.
How much clearer can Ben Bernanke be?
The U.S. economy's growth rate will pick up over the rest of 2011, to nearly 3 percent, according to projections presented to Congress Wednesday by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill this week in the center of many storms swirling around Washington and Wall Street.
The downward cycle in home prices broke in April after eight consecutive months of decline, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Treasury prices closed higher Wednesday as investors reacted to the Federal Reserve's interest rate statement and continued to stress over the Greek debt crisis.
Ben Bernanke and the rest of the Federal Reserve have grown more pessimistic about the state of the U.S. economy.
Ben Bernanke renewed his calls to Congress to stop holding the debt ceiling hostage.
The Federal Reserve meets next week to discuss monetary policy.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Wednesday, as gloomy comments about the economic outlook from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke continue to weigh on investors.
The economy lost some momentum recently, Ben Bernanke acknowledged Tuesday, but the Federal Reserve chairman is still optimistic that the recovery will pick up again in the second half of the year.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday after comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke dashed hopes that the central bank could provide additional economic stimulus.
A cloud is brewing over the already fragile U.S. recovery. From jobs to housing, the numbers haven't been good -- and Treasuries are feeling every blow.
U.S. stocks were poised to claw higher early Tuesday, following a recent string of losses, as investors await comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke about the state of the economy.
Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke reinforced his call on Thursday for Congress to raise the cap on U.S. borrowing, saying a failure to do so could lead down the same risky path that the failure of Lehman Brothers did.
Today's economic password is ... "transitory."
It was a 'no news is good news' kind of day for the stock market.
Treasury yields edged higher Wednesday, following comments about inflation concerns from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
U.S. stocks were headed for early gains Wednesday, as investors sort through the latest corporate results, ahead of a highly anticipated press conference at the Federal Reserve.
Bond traders are waiting to hear what Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has to say about inflation and the economy when he holds his first post-Fed meeting press conference Wednesday afternoon.
The fate of the U.S. dollar for the remainder of the year will hinge on the Federal Reserve's actions, as analysts try to look into their central bank crystal ball for clues about the Fed's future monetary plans.
Tight-lipped Ben Bernanke is coming further out of his shell.
In his twice yearly testimony to Congress Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged surging oil and food prices, but said that inflation would likely remain tame.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had an unhappy tea party on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that unbalanced flows of money between nations is again posing a risk to the global economy and financial stability.
Facing off against some of his toughest critics on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers they need a "credible program" to reduce the nation's growing deficit.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Wednesday, as investors awaited U.S. Treasury secretary Tim Geithner's comments on the economy and jobs, and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's House testimony about the deficit.
U.S. stocks ended higher Thursday as investors digested comments about the economy from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, who said a weak job market continues to weigh on the recovery.
In a rare on-the-record appearance before reporters, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a dire warning to lawmakers: Raise the debt limit now.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank's latest effort to pump money into the economy is partly responsible for the rise in the stock market, but not for the reason critics think.
The U.S. economic recovery is finally getting stronger, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.
Precious metals like gold and silver took center stage Monday as few investors showed a willingness to jump into the stock market fray on a day with no major economic news on tap.
Treasuries started climbing early Monday, as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's pessimistic comments about the job market over the weekend boosted the safe-haven appeal of U.S. government debt.
U.S. stocks were poised to fall at the opening bell Monday after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke gave a pessimistic outlook about the nation's economy.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this Sunday will make his second appearance on 60 Minutes, defending the central bank's controversial $600 billion bond buying program.
There's dissension in the ranks of the Federal Reserve, and things are about to get even more tense at the central bank.
Question: What do Joe Stiglitz and Paul Volcker on the left and Martin Feldstein and John Taylor on the right all have in common?
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday defended the central bank's plans to spur U.S. economic growth, saying they could help reduce unemployment, and -- in a message aimed at China -- urged developing nations to let their currencies gain in value.
The Federal Reserve's latest move to help stimulate the economy should help fulfill its obligation "to help promote increased employment and sustain price stability," Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday that a federal agency review of foreclosure procedures at the nation's largest mortgage servicers should be completed next month.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave the clearest signal yet that the Fed is about to act to further spur the sluggish U.S. economy, stating that "there would appear...to be a case for further action."
U.S. stock futures turned higher after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank has "a case for further action" to stimulate the economy, citing high unemployment and low inflation.
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, warned Monday that the United States faces serious long-term fiscal challenges that could threaten the nation's economic future.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told a crowd of schoolteachers in Washington Thursday they can help prevent the next big financial crisis by teaching students personal finance basics of saving and budgeting.
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly acknowledged that the U.S. economic recovery has lost considerable steam, but said the central bank has the necessary policy tools to support continued growth.
The economy is losing momentum. You know it. I know it. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke knows it.
Divisions among the 17 key Federal Reserve officials about how to deal with the economic situation reached a peak at their meeting earlier this month, according to a published report Tuesday.
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday that the U.S. economy faces a long and bumpy ride ahead to overcome the deepest recession since the Great Depression, though the worst is over.
Deflation may be on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's tongue, but inflation is wagging in at least one corner of the economy. Obscure books analyzing the causes and consequences of bone-chilling inflation in Germany following World War I are now hot commodities.
Prices for U.S. Treasurys edged higher Wednesday, with the yield on the 2-year note holding at a record low, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke called the economic recovery "unusually uncertain."
Stocks tumbled Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that the outlook for the economy is "unusually uncertain," adding to worries about the pace of the recovery.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress Wednesday that the economic outlook remains "unusually uncertain," but stopped short of revealing what the Fed might do to sustain the shaky U.S. recovery.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is warning Congress that the economic outlook remains "unusually uncertain," although he says the Fed is planning for the ultimate withdrawal of the substantial funds it has injected into the financial system since the onset of the economic crisis in 2008.
In a speech last week, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said banks across the country are systematically denying loan requests from financially credible small businesses. Bernanke implored community banks to lend more to small businesses, saying they are "crucial to America's recovery."
On Monday Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took up the growing issue of lack of lending to small businesses by banks, and the havoc it's causing in the economy. Lending to small businesses contracted by $40 billion for the first quarter of 2010 as compared to 2008. Only a third to half of small businesses were able to secure a loan or line of credit in 2009. And Small Business Administration lending all but disappeared in June, thanks to the end of a popular stimulus program. Because of the dry-up, Bernanke said small businesses "have had difficulty obtaining the credit that they need to expand and, in some cases, even to continue operating."
In the last two years, $40 billion worth of loans to small businesses have evaporated, and correcting the problem should be "front and center among our current policy challenges," Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said in a speech Monday.