(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday took the unprecedented step of saying it would keep interest rates near zero until the jobless rate falls to 6.5 percent, well below its current level, and it promised to pump more money into... more

Dec 12, 2012 6:26 PM Business

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve stands ready to offer additional monetary support to a U.S. economy that has slowed significantly in recent months, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers on Tuesday.More from ... more

Jul 17, 2012 2:55 PM Business

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (Reuters) - Three top Federal Reserve policymakers on Monday laid the groundwork for a third round of bond purchases, saying the U.S. recovery was weak and unemployment far too high.More from ... more

Jul 10, 2012 3:44 PM Business

(Reuters) - David Einhorn, founder and president of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday that the U.S. Federal Reserve's economic stimulus program was counterproductive.More from ... more

Jul 10, 2012 3:42 PM Business

June 22 - There is a possibility U.S. Supreme Court could leave President Obama's healthcare program intact when it hands down its ruling which could come as soon as Monday. And Fed speakers hit the road.More on The Week Ahead... more

Jun 23, 2012 2:25 PM Business

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered another round of monetary stimulus and said it was ready to do even more to help an increasingly fragile economic recovery.More from ... more

Jun 21, 2012 11:30 AM Business

(Reuters) - The European debt crisis poses a "significant" threat to financial stability and could undermine progress made in recent years to strengthen the global financial system, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday.More... more

Jun 12, 2012 12:30 AM Business

(Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday the U.S. central bank was ready to shield the economy if financial troubles mount but offered few hints that further monetary stimulus was imminent.More from ... more

Jun 8, 2012 11:00 AM Business

(Reuters) - Europe's escalating debt crisis is emerging as a top concern for Federal Reserve officials and could nudge them closer to more bond buying or extending "Operation Twist," the U.S. central bank's most recent program to lower... more

Jun 4, 2012 8:52 PM Business