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  • Yellen Pursuing Bernanke’s Fed Policies With More Direct Style

    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.

  • Yellen, Carney Face Explaining Policy as Benchmarks Near

    Janet Yellen has some rewriting to do.

  • Rivlin Proposes 6.5% National Sales Tax as Part of Deficit-Reduction Plan

    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.

  • Bernanke Joins Brookings on First Work Day After Leaving Fed

    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.

  • Rivlin Says Investors Believe Washington Will Settle Debt Debate

    Alice Rivlin, a former Federal Reserve vice chairman, said investor confidence in the U.S. economy will help stave off the damaging effects of a potential downgrade by credit rating companies.

  • Yellen Sworn in as Fed Chairman as Bernanke Joins Brookings

    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.

  • Holtz-Eakin, Rivlin, Bivens, Frasier on Policy

    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)

  • Burwell Embraces Mission Impossible Rescuing U.S. Budget

    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.

  • Obama Deficit Vow in Speech Leaves Billions to Be Found

    President Barack Obama said the proposals in his State of the Union speech won’t increase the U.S. deficit “by a single dime.” He didn’t say they’d be free.

  • Rigby on Addictive Video Games; Rivlin on Budget: Audio

    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.

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