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Evans: Fed should complete $600B in bond buys

The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank should complete its planned $600 billion in bond purchases, but probably does not need to do buy additional bonds to support the economy, a top Fed official said on Monday. Get the full story »

Bernanke briefs senators on bond buying

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was briefing members of the Senate Banking Committee late Wednesday morning on the central bank’s controversial bond-buying plan, congressional aides said.

The U.S. central bank’s early November decision to launch a second round of large-scale asset purchases has led to a political backlash from Republicans who argue it is setting the ground for inflation and debasing the dollar. Get the full story »

Palin to call on Fed to ‘cease, desist’ bond buys

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is deeply concerned about the Federal Reserve’s plan to buy $600 billion worth of U.S. bonds to boost the economy, placing the former vice presidential candidate in line with Germany in questioning U.S. monetary policy.

Palin is expected to demand that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke “cease and desist” the stimulus injection, according to National Review Online, which said it obtained snippets of Palin’s prepared remarks scheduled for Monday before a trade association in Phoenix. Get the full story »

Fed to buy $600B in bonds to boost economy

Federal Reserve launched a controversial new policy on Wednesday, committing to buy $600 billion more in government bonds by the middle of next year to breathe new life into a struggling U.S. economy.

The decision, which takes the Fed into largely uncharted waters, is aimed at further lowering borrowing costs for consumers and businesses still suffering in the aftermath of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Get the full story »