: For months, investors freaked every time they got a sense that the Federal Reserve will soon cut back on its bond buying. But some experts think investors may actually welcome the so-called taper. More
Austan Goolsbee, former adviser to President Obama, says if members of the Tea Party delay Janet Yellen's confirmation to lead the Fed, that could be extremely dangerous for financial markets.
There's still no end in sight for the Federal Reserve's stimulus program, known as quantitative easing, after the central bank met this week and decided to keep buying $85 billion in bonds each month.
Sen. Rand Paul says he will put a hold on President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Fed unless there is a vote on his bill to audit the central bank.
The Fed's third round of stimulus, known as QE3, is on track to be its largest bond-buying program yet, if it follows the path predicted by Wall Street.
President Obama spoke highly of Janet Yellen as he nominated her to head the Federal Reserve.
Federal Reserve officials were torn on whether to continue their stimulus program at their last meeting in September, according to minutes released Wednesday.
With each day the shutdown continues, it becomes increasingly likely the Fed will keep its stimulus program in place longer. Here are 3 reasons some economists say the taper may not happen until 2014.
Before Ben Bernanke can ride off into the sunset, the market may need him to come to the rescue one more time.
The Federal Reserve may be planning to begin raising rates as early as 2015, but bond king Bill Gross expects the central bank's interest rates will stay low for a "long, long time."
Highbridge Capital's Glenn Dubin and Avenue Capital's Mark Lasry are disappointed that Larry Summers won't be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.
The economic recovery is still not strong enough to persuade New York Fed President William Dudley that it's time to cut back on the central bank's stimulus program.
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