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BREAKING: The latest news out of Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve

Live updates of today's big afternoon of Fed news.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 18, 2013

One option for the Fed: Taper, but tiny

The Fed will start tapering bond purchases before too much longer. Could they start small?

Will the Fed end up losing a boatload of taxpayer money on its QE programs? Would it matter?

The Fed has been making record earnings from its multi-trillion dollar bond portfolio. When that reverses, will it create political trouble for the central bank?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Feb 22, 2013

Janet Yellen explains our crummy recovery in three charts

Rather than focusing on what's holding this recovery back, Yellen, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, focuses on the forces that have driven past recoveries -- the "tailwinds" -- but have been absent from this one.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 19, 2013

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