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Ben Bernanke: The Fed Is ‘Groping’ to Find the Full Employment Rate

BLOOMBERG NEWS Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he doesn’t know where the so-called full-employment level is now, saying the Fed “is in some sense groping” to determine it. Full employment is the point at which...

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Did Bernanke forget about QE?

Economics blogger Ben Bernanke wrote today on why interest rates are lower than they’ve been in the past. His argument is that changing estimates of future growth and inflation are to blame, rather than an overly activist Fed. While we have...

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Is Warren Buffett the Loser in the Soft Drink Group with Coca-Cola (KO)?

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett is admired by investors far and wide for his investing strategy and business acumen. Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway from a textile company into a corporation with a market cap of more than $350...

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Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke’s new blog and Twitter account

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (pictured above as a child preparing for his future role as Fed Chair) has started a new blog hosted by the Brookings Institution. You can also now follow Ben Bernanke on Twitter here.The post Former Fed Chair...

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Jim Cramer -- Perrigo Benefits When Stores Turn to U.S.-Made Vitamins

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- GNC Holdings  reached an agreement with the New York State Attorney General on the vitamins and other supplements it sells, and that has given the stock a healthy 7% boost Monday. That's good,...

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Cramer -- Goldman Upgrades Restoration Hardware, Focuses on Long-Term

  NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Last week, Restoration Hardware reported earnings results that initially impressed investors, but its outlook put pressure on the stock in Friday's pre-market trading.  However, the stock...

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Bernanke the blogger

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title --...

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With blog, Bernanke has new platform to make old argument

(Reuters) - Ben Bernanke launched a blog on Monday, giving the former Federal Reserve chairman a new pulpit from which to make an old argument: why interest rates need to be so low. ...

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Steve Cohen’s Congressman, Steve Cohen Will Have To Agree To Disagree On Insider Trading

Oh no Rep Himes di'int re: his district having a "disproportionately" high number of "bad actors or alleged bad actors in this...

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Bernanke answers Fed policy critics in new blog

He fires back at criticism that Fed kept interest rates too low for too...

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The Keyboard Bernanke Blogs From

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has a book due out later this year about his experiences saving the global economy, dealing with an idiot congress that wanted to cut its way to economic growth and cleaning up after his predecessor, the Bubblemeister in...

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Welcome to Twitter, Ben Bernanke!

The former Fed Chair, Ben Bernanke, has joined the masses on Twitter, mostly, it seems, to promote posts on his new Brookings Institution blog. The account, @benbernanke, has existed since 2009, but until today it was a locked account with zero tweets...

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George Soros: I'll invest $1 billion in Ukraine

Veteran hedge fund investor George Soros says he's ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine as part of a broader effort by the West to shore up the war-ravaged...

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What would blogger Bernanke have said in 2009?

Ben Bernanke has started a new blog.  That’s obviously good news.  At the same time I can’t help wondering what Bernanke would have blogged about in 2009, had he not been at the Fed.  In posts here and here I discuss a...

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KRUGMAN: I think Bernanke just revealed what people complained about most during his time at the Fed

In his first post as blogger for the Brookings Institute, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discuss the impact of low interest rates on America's savers. It's interesting and a bit surprising. And according to Nobel Prize winner Paul...

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Ben Bernanke Has Launched a Blog

He writes: On January 31, 2014, I left the chairmanship of the Fed in the capable hands of Janet Yellen. Now that I’m a civilian again, I can once more comment on economic and financial issues without my words being put under the microscope by Fed...

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Wonkblog: Ben Bernanke, blogger

Blogging isn't dead. At least, Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, doesn't think so: He's now blogging at the Brookings Institution. In his first post, he says he wants to write about this fascinating...

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Wonkbook: Ben Bernanke, blogger

Blogging isn't dead. At least, Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, doesn't think so: He's now blogging at the Brookings Institution. In his first post, he says he wants to write about this fascinating...

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Ben Bernanke’s blog

Self-recommending! For those of you who wonder what “self-recommending” means, now you ought to...

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Ben Bernanke: Fed didn't 'throw savers under a bus'

Former Federal Reserve chairman says the central bank's low interest rates have benefited...

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Grand Central: Bernanke to Seniors: Don’t Blame Me for Your Low CD

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Monday, March 30, 2015: Sign up for the newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/grandcentralsignup Highlights Hilsenrath’s Take: Bernanke to Seniors: Don’t Blame Me for...

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Warren Lobbies House Democrats Against Obama

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is meeting with House Democrats in an effort to push back against President Obama’s trade agenda, The Hill reports. “The liberal senator met Tuesday with a group of House Democrats before administration...

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The ungagging of Bernanke

What death of blogging? Now that I’m a civilian again, I can once more comment on economic and financial issues without my words being put under the microscope by Fed watchers. I look forward to doing that—periodically, when the spirit moves...

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Ben Bernanke, from Most Powerful Economist in World to Blogger

Getty Images Look out economics bloggers. There’s a new guy in town. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is launching his own economics blog Monday at 6 am ET.  It will be called, quite simply, “Ben Bernanke’s...

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Paul Krugman: Imaginary Health Care Horrors

Why doesn't the public know how successful Obamacare has been?: Imaginary Health Care Horrors, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: ...Representative Pete Sessions of Texas, the chairman of the House Rules Committee, recently ... declared the...

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FTSE LIVE: Footsie trades up as Fed's Yellen rules out June rate hike

In opening deals, the FTSE 100 was up 35.7 points at 6,890.7, having fallen 40.31 points  to 6,855.02 points last Friday - bringing the drop since a record high hit on Tuesday to 2.4 per...

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Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if West helps

VIENNA (Reuters) - Billionaire financier George Soros is ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine, if Western countries help private investment there. He also put the odds of Greece leaving the euro at a third, in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der...

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Buffett’s Performance by Decade

I ran some numbers on Warren Buffett’s performance for a post this week (see Two Finance Phrases I Could Do Without) which led me to run some different calculations on Berkshire Hathaway’s returns over the...

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JPMorgan a Top Trade; Twitter to Rise on Periscope: Best of Kass

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners is known for his accurate stock market calls and keen insights into the economy, which he shares with RealMoney Pro readers in his daily trading diary. This past week, Kass said the environment is...

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Whitney Tilson Still Not Happy With Lumber Liquidators (LL) Flooring

Whtiney Tilson is not ending his crusade against Lumber Liquidators (LL) anytime soon – the following is excerpted from an email which Tilson sent to investors (H/T Max). Whitney Tilson Date: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 12:10 PM Subject: LL...

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Controversial theory worries Yellen

"Secular stagnation" is a concept that's on the Fed's radar. Here's why it...

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Cramer: Biotech & semis coming back!

Two key sectors behind the recent rout in stocks may be showing new signs of...

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Weekend Reading: Janet Yellen: Normalizing Monetary Policy: Prospects and Perspectives

Janet Yellen: FRB: Speech--Yellen, Normalizing Monetary Policy: Prospects and Perspectives--March 27, 2015: I would like to thank President Williams for his kind introduction and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for inviting me to what...

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Yellen Can't Move Rates Without Growth

Jonathan Trugman, NY PostTo rework a line from Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” “If you don’t grow yer economy, you can’t have any rate rise. How can you have any rate rise if you don’t grow...

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Elizabeth Warren Strikes Back as Citigroup Tries to Blackmail the Democratic Party

Citigroup tried to get back at Elizabeth Warren and her allies for daring to call out The Bank That Must Not Be Named. The move looks to have...

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Biotech, Chips Stand Their Ground; Be Careful What You Wish For: Jim Cramer's Best Blogs

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Jim Cramer fills his blog on RealMoney every day with his up-to-the-minute reactions to what's happening in the market and his legendary ahead-of-the-crowd ideas. This week he blogged on: ...

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Warren Buffett vs. David Einhorn: Who is Better At Picking Stocks?

Warren Buffett has become an easy target as Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-B) delivered less glamorous returns than it historically has done. BRK-B shares returned 52% since the end of 2007 vs. a gain of 63% for simple S&P 500 ETF (SPY)....

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Sothebys (BID), Enphase Energy Inc (ENPH): Why You Should Follow Billionaire Dan Loeb’s Small Cap Picks

The possibility for a company to go public through an IPO is probably one of the best things that capitalism could’ve come up with. However, a small drawback comes from the fact that nowadays everyone can trade stocks and manage their own...

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Cramer: Restaurant winners & losers

Jim Cramer found some restaurant stocks are sizzling, and some left a foul taste in his mouth....

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Here are the problems Warren Buffett just inherited from Kraft Foods (KRFT, BRKA, BRKB)

Warren Buffett and private-equity firm 3G Capital announced the merger between their H.J. Heinz business and Kraft Foods on Wednesday. In a note ahead of the official announcement, but following reports of a potential deal between Kraft and 3G, Citi...

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Video Of The Week: Talking VC With Mark Suster

Mark asked me to come on his TV show before leaving LA and I did that last week. It is an hour long broad ranging conversation about the venture capital and startup business. ...

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Tony Robbins reveals the real story behind his unforgettable 'Shallow Hal' cameo

Tony Robbins is universally recognized as a motivational speaker who regularly counsels billionaire CEOs on their biggest decisions. Robbins entered the pop culture zeitgeist in 2001 when he appeared in the Farrelly Brothers comedy "Shallow...

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Jim Cramer's Top Takeaways: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Noodles & Co., Skyworks Solutions

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Did you miss last night's "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here...

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Note To Sen. Warren: Citi Is Spying On You

Charlie Gasparino, FoxBizNote to Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA),: Citigroup (C) is spying on...

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Yellen says rate increase may be warranted later in year

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said Friday that any increase in rock-bottom interest rates to “more normal” levels would be gradual and that rates would remain low “for some time” while the economy continues to recover.Read...

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Elizabeth Warren Fires Back After Wall Street Threats

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a blunt message for the big Wall Street banks that may withhold campaign donations to Senate Democrats in hopes of quieting her calls to break up the banks. "It will not work," Warren said in a statement...

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Cramer Remix: Bottom in biotech? Hardly

“Mad Money” host Jim Cramer sees a pulse back in biotechs. Time to jump...

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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Here's Next Week's Game Plan

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It could be a long, tough road for the industrial stocks, Jim Cramer told his Mad...

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This could cause selloff: Darst

Airstrikes in Yemen and Iraq weighed on the market, and David Darst had a warning for investors if more strikes...

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Yellen Upbeat on Foreign Central Bank Stimulus for U.S., Despite Dollar Impact

NEW YORK–Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Friday that overseas central bank stimulus is mixed but ultimately positive for the U.S. economy. Mr. Yellen, speaking to a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, said in...

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Fed's Janet Yellen Pitches Cautious Tack on Rate Increases

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen laid out a case for a “gradualist approach” to interest-rate increases in the years ahead, spelling out in greater detail than she has before the risks of moving too aggressively to tighten U.S....

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The stock markets in the United States rebounded today after suffering declines over the past few days. The stock price of energy companies slid as oil prices declined. Sign up for our free newsletter The WTI crude oil fell 6% to $48.33 per barrel while...

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5 Quotes From Janet Yellen’s Speech to the San Francisco Fed

Here are five key quotes from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's remarks to a conference at the San Francisco...

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Fed's Yellen says rate hike may be warranted later this year

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve may be warranted later this year, with a gradual path expected to follow, although a downturn in core inflation or wage growth could force it to hold off, the central...

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Fed 'seriously considering' raising rates this year, says Janet Yellen

US central bank chair Janet Yellen says rates could rise this year even though this may hit the...

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Fed Chair Yellen Muses Rate Increase

After a decade and a half of very low interests rates–and virtually zero interest rates since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve is increasing the rhetoric regarding what everyone knows is inevitable: rate...

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Yellen Says Fed Will Increase Rates Slowly

The return to normalcy in monetary policy will be prolonged, the Fed chairwoman said, because the American economy remains...

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Citigroup Is “Spying” On Senator Elizabeth Warren [REPORT]

FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Charlie Gasparino reports that Citigroup has tasked their marketing team to “spy” on Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), according to sources. Gasparino further reports that bank’s marketing team launched...

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YELLEN: There's a good chance we're going to raise rates this year

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said interest rate hikes could be coming later this year.  In a speech at the San Francisco Fed on Friday, Yellen said: With continued improvement in economic conditions, an increase in the target range for...

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Activist Stocks: Biglari Holdings Battle; Fanuc And Loeb; Kraft

Activist junkies, find the latest news and stories on activist investing below. Tip us off at @activiststocks or email, and signup for our daily newsletter. News: Elliott Management has taken a 7.5% stake in Axis, which is a Sweden-based surveillance...

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Janet Yellen: U.S. economy not good enough yet

The Federal Reserve chair thinks the job market and overall economy are improving, but she's not popping champagne...

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Yellen: Rate hike may be warranted

The Fed chair said inflation did not need to rise for a rate hike, but said the path of hikes would be...

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Yellen, Normalizing Monetary Policy: Prospects and Perspectives

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Speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco,...

Yellen: Normalizing Monetary Policy: Prospects and Perspectives

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From Fed Chair Janet Yellen: Normalizing Monetary Policy: Prospects and Perspectives. Excerpts: Why Might an Increase in the Federal Funds Rate Be Warranted Later This Year?The Committee's decision about when to begin reducing accommodation will...

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Fairholme – A Special Situation: Imperial Metals Corporation

Fairholme – A Special Situation: Imperial Metals Corporation by Fairholme Imperial Metals Corporation, founded in 1959 and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as “III”, is an atypical junior miner with a market cap of...

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Join Ron Conway And Fred Wilson At Disrupt NY

 It’s no secret that the incredible wealth of the technology industry has attracted critics in recent years. In this country’s two capitols of capital, San Francisco and New York, influxes of tech workers are...

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Will Someone Please Finally Take This Damned Penthouse Off Steve Cohen’s Hands?

Woody Johnson's nearly 9-figure apartment gets scooped up in no time and Cohen's remains on the market for over a year now? WILL THE INDIGNITIES NEVER...

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Billionaire Steven Cohen’s Top High Dividend Stock Picks and Ones He Bets Against

Investment professionals usually recommend a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds, something like 60% stocks and 40% bonds. They also recommend that investors should increase their bond allocations as they get older. This is usually a sound idea, but...

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Jim Cramer Says Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Should Be Bought And It Is A Profitable Company

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has made a smart investment in Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), few years back, which is giving them the luxury of huge Cash. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced earlier today that they got...

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With “Ties” To Soros CREW Aims At Ackman, Other Short Sellers

When Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwomen Mary Jo White gave a speech at Tulane University in New Orleans several days ago, revealing that the regulator had engaged in a high level discussion regarding the value of alternative asset managers in...

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Fed's Yellen: Rate Hike May Be Warranted Later This Year

Filed under: Inflation, Unemployment Rate, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, Economy Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen By Ann Saphir and Michael Flaherty SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON -- An interest rate hike by...

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Morning News: March 30, 2015

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U.S. Inflation Undershoots the Fed’s 2% Target for the 34th Straight Month

The Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation in February fell short of the central bank’s 2% target for the 34th straight month. The price index for personal consumption expenditures was up only 0.3% from a year earlier, the...   Read More >