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Outside editorial: Economy shows sparks of life, but more problems could be ahead

...response to the recession. Noting the rapid debt increases caused by huge budget deficits, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned the House Budget Committee that the country needs to "begin planning now for the restoration of fiscal balance...
Outside editorial: Debt-ceiling denial won't work

...the government will run short of cash after Aug. 2. Geithner, President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke have declared that not raising the debt ceiling would be devastating, sending shockwaves through the global credit...
Outside editorial: Rookie Fed leader moves to reassure without bailing out

...the subprime boom, did not learn the right lessons from previous meltdowns. Or, as Mr. Greenspan's successor, Ben S. Bernanke, put it in a careful but clear speech on Friday, "Some increase in the premiums that investors require to take...
Obama gets tough, with liberals

...percent, he's not. The prescription of most economists, including Obama's advisors and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, has been for more stimulus spending. But there was no way to get Congress to approve another stimulus package anything...
Outside editorial: Careful with the economy

...making dramatic spending cuts now that could lead to significantly fewer jobs being created. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned a congressional committee recently that slashing $60 billion at this stage would probably slow economic growth...
Outside editorial: A market sell-off adds to challenges

...rates before the opening bell Tuesday, though the Dow Jones industrial average still fell 1 percent. Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, facing criticism from Wall Street that he has not done enough to prop up the markets, can hardly be accused of...
Irrational exuberance in bubble investing

...idiotically dump their money next, I called Harrison Hong, 37, a Princeton University economist hired by then-professor Ben S. Bernanke to study bubbleology. Hong thinks the next bubble might be in "green" technology, because someone is going to...
Confirmation game: Nasty and brutish

With last week's reappointment of Ben S. Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve, one of President Obama's biggest staffing headaches is all but over. Now on to the hundreds...


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