Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - The Economy The Fed And Interest Rates
January 28, 2013
A new poll suggests Ben Bernanke may not return after his term expires next year. Here are three possible consequences to a change in leadership at the Fed.
January 7, 2013
Because the budget deal favored stimulus over deficit reduction, higher interest rates could be around the corner.
January 2, 2013
An early estimate of 2012 holiday spending suggests that 2013 might be another weak year for economic growth -- and savings account interest rates.
December 7, 2012
An upward revision of GDP growth raises hopes for the economy, but would descending the fiscal cliff erase this momentum?
November 26, 2012
Political negotiations can involve a lot of false signals, but there are some key details to watch as the fiscal cliff negotiations unfold.
October 31, 2012
With monetary policy failing to jump-start the economy, several prominent bankers say bi-partisan fiscal solutions are what the country needs.
October 19, 2012
With a recent jump in the CPI starting to look like a trend, Ben Bernanke and the Fed may have to rethink their interest rate policies.
October 12, 2012
Unemployment moved below the psychological barrier of 8 percent, but it will take more progress to give the job market real momentum. Find out why.
October 4, 2012
A downward revision to second-quarter GDP figures signals more low interest rates are likely ahead, and confirms that this is not a typical economic cycle.
September 21, 2012
Ben Bernanke could not have been too thrilled with last Friday's inflation report, and depositors in savings accounts shouldn't be happy about it either.