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    Fed Presidents’ Greatest Hits: Live!

    It was a banner day to hear the increasingly tired arguments for and against the Fed’s stimulus policies from the horses’ mouths in some of the U.S.’s more scenic locales. First, to Alabama, where Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said things were going great.

    / Apr 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    FOMC Minutes Out

    FOMC members were split on balancing the potential need for more monetary stimulus against inflation fears, with most members viewing current inflation levels as temporary and driven by energy prices. The minutes sum up the debate on additional easing:

    / Jul 12, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    Economist: Earthquake Came At Perfect Time For Stimulus-Loving Federal Reserve

    Apparently the recent events in Japan were just the sort of ‘excuse’ Ben Bernake, et al have been waiting for.

    / Mar 15, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Apparently We’re Going To Need Some Money For Those Regulations

    Happy one-year birthday Stimulus! It’s been a year since Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and what better way to celebrate than to learn that banks will need an additional $221 billion of capital if all proposed financial regulations are implemented? “The cumulative impact of all the proposed regulation suggests that […]

    / Feb 17, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    It’s International Save The Stimuli Day

    The recession may be over, but that doesn’t mean governments should stop pouring trillions into their economies. A pair of policymakers from both sides of the Atlantic want to keep those stimulus dollars (and euros and pounds) rolling. James Bullard, the St. Louis Fed president who’s had an awful lot to say these days, wants […]

    / Nov 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    Stimulus Package Could Lose $50 Billion To Fraud

    From the stimulus plan creators that brought you a multi million dollar subsidy for toy arrows, the Obama administration is now worried about losing up to $50 billion of the $787 billion stimulus to fraud. The problem is bad enough that the Feds are on the case. Earlier this month, FBI Director Robert Mueller warned […]

    / Jun 12, 2009 at 3:37 PM

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