Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she doesn’t disagree with her predecessor on the substance of monetary policy. She does differ in style, which may prove important if the market reaction to her debut press conference is indicative.
Alice Rivlin , a member of President Barack Obama ’s deficit-reduction commission, is trying to stir a debate over imposing a national sales tax to reduce the deficit as part of a plan that includes steep Medicare cuts and a one-year payroll-tax holiday to spark economic growth.
Ben S. Bernanke arrived at the Brookings Institution to begin the next chapter in his professional life, the first workday after ending an eight-year term leading the Federal Reserve through crisis and recession.
Janet Yellen was sworn in today as the chairman of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors in Washington, while her predecessor, Ben S. Bernanke, joined the Brookings Institution as a distinguished fellow in residence.
Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of American Action Forum, Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Michael Ettlinger, vice president for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute, and Alison Acosta Fraser of the Heritage Foundation, speak on a panel discussion at the Peterson Institute in Washington about U.S. fiscal policy and economic growth outlook. Ben White, correspondent for Politico, moderates. (Source: Bloomberg)
White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell learned her management skills from some of the masters: former President Bill Clinton, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, and onetime Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.
Scott Rigby, president of Immersyve Inc., talks with Kathleen Hays about the Electronic Entertainment Expo and his new book, "Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound." Alice Rivlin, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, talks with Kathleen Hays about the U.S. budget and the debt ceiling.