Peter Barnes Archive
Published September 09, 2011
Stung by critics of projections in its 2009 economic stimulus plan, the White House does not plan to release a forecast for job creation in President Obama's new $450 billion jobs plan.
Published September 02, 2011
Published August 25, 2011
A top Fed official pushed back on fears of a double-dip recession, predicting "slow, steady growth" in the U.S. economy despite some recent weak indicators.
Published August 17, 2011
Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said uncertainty will only be made worse if businesses come to "suspect...the central bank is laying the groundwork" for future inflation.
Published July 22, 2011
Until talks broke down, President Obama and House Speaker Boehner were considering including more than $1 trillion in previously-announced cuts.
Published July 18, 2011
A top Fed official said the central bank will 'wait and see' how the economy performs before loosening monetary policy.
Published June 23, 2011
Exclusive: The top House mutual fund overseer said he was "taken aback" by the level of European debt holdings by U.S. money market funds.
Published June 20, 2011
Money market funds may come under scrutiny for exposure to Greek debt and other euro zone investments at a Congressional hearing this week.
Published June 13, 2011
After a vote in the Senate, the Federal Reserve will proceed with cutting debit card "swipe fees" by billions in a win for merchants—especially small retailers.
Published June 01, 2011
Exclusive: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) demanded Tuesday that the Fed disclose full details of the secret emergency loans it made to banks during the financial crisis or face a congressional subpoena for the information.