Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

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Market Questions for 2011

Coffee and Markets is back from our holiday offseason to talk about what 2011 will bring, the rise of China, the challenge of microfinance, and Thomas Sowell's take on Federal Reserve policy.

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Ben Bernanke's Two Americas

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the upcoming week in the market and Ben Bernanke's interview with 60 Minutes about inflation and inequality.

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Is GM Still Government Motors?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Francis Cianfrocca discuss the big IPO of GM and criticism of Federal Reserve policy from top Republicans.

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Sarah Palin vs. The Federal Reserve

In today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Tim Geithner's trip to the G-20 Summit, and Sarah Palin's battle with the Federal Reserve.

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Krugman vs. Ryan and Obama vs. the Tea Parties

In this week's edition of Coffee and Markets, featuring The New Ledger's Francis Cianfrocca, we're talking about the latest Federal Reserve activity, the kerfuffle between Paul Krugman and Paul Ryan, and Barack Obama's bashing exercise against Americans for Prosperity.

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The Fall of the Euro and Toothless Finreg

In this week's edition of of Coffee and Markets, featuring The New Ledger's Francis Cianfrocca, we're talking about the fall of the Euro, the unemployment situation, and how Wall Street gamed financial reform on Capitol Hill.

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Yeah, Bernanke's Back

Bernanke's back, the State of the Union is one long chiding of the country, and the markets continue their turmoil on the latest edition of Coffee and Markets, your weekly podcast on politics and the economy with Francis Cianfrocca.

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Retail, Ben Bernanke, and Auditing the Fed

It's another day with the Federal Reserve at the center of discussion as Ben Bernanke heads to New York City to give some significant remarks. Should the Fed be more transparent? Should it be audited? We'll talk about that and how the markets respond to the latest retail report on the latest podcast.

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Christopher Dodd's Big Regulation Push

Today Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd will present his proposed reforms of financial regulation, which could have massive ramifications for American banks and the entire economy. Will these reforms do anything to stop another crash, or will they spell the end of American small business?

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Dodd, Frank, and the Big Banking Overhaul

Today's podcast focuses on Sen. Chris Dodd's proposal for a vast overhaul of the banking regulatory framework, weakening the Federal Reserve, and Rep. Barney Frank's letter putting pressure on bank regulators to loosen up capital flows.

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The State of the Market and Election Fallout

Today's podcast focuses on Nouriel Roubini's controversial arguments on the state of the marketplace, the ramifications of the Federal Reserve's meetings today in Washington, and the fallout for Democrats after Republicans swept key gubernatorial races by wide margins in Virginia and healthy ones in New Jersey.

Rate Rumors and Reid's Health Care Failure

Today's podcast focuses on the rumors circulating about the Federal Reserve's plans for an interest rate hike, and an update on where things stand on health care reform on Capitol Hill in the wake of a failed vote on doctor's payments.