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The US Federal Reserve said it would continue to reduce its bond buying stimulus program by $10 billion a month and will keep interest rates extraordinarily low for as long as required.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 26 January 2013

Snow hits John Lewis's sales

Russell Lynch: Printing more money is still worthwhile even if the price is a divided society

Outlook Is it time to stock up on shotguns, baked beans and bottled water, and prepare to ride out the coming apocalypse? Efforts to salvage growth by printing hundreds of billions of pounds have raised hackles among plenty of experts worried about rampant inflation. But comparatively few are saying we need to hunker down and prepare for a Mad Max-style future.

Nikhil Kumar: After the fiscal cliff 'drama', is it time for Bernanke to coin the debt canyon?

Mr Bernanke knew 1 January was not a deadline for doom but rather a milestone

US Fed ties interest rate to jobless in landmark move

The US Federal Reserve renewed its efforts to support the still weak American economy today, unveiling a fresh round of bond buying and, in a landmark move, tying critical interest rate decisions to the health of the jobs market.

America builds up to a return

The country's housing market dictates when the wider economy will recover. Some experts say it has turned the corner, but has it?

James Moore: The trouble with Romney recipe for growth is his friends get biggest slice

Outlook: The US is close to fulfilling its energy requirements, further boosting growth

Stocks mostly down amid economic uncertainty

Stocks edged down today as investors varied between cheering the modest recovery in the United States and wondering if the world economy was still bad enough to push central banks to act.

Storm threat fails to bolster oil price

Oil prices sank yesterday despite a looming hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico as traders bet that demand for crude would drop back as refineries were shut down to weather the storm.

Storm threat fails to bolster oil price

Oil prices sank yesterday despite a looming hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico as traders bet that demand for crude would drop back as refineries were shut down to weather the storm.

Stephen Foley: Who’s really to blame? It’s the economists, stupid

US Outlook Forget Wall Street. Occupy the University of Chicago.

US Federal Reserve hints at intervening to stoke recovery

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, warned that the recent reduction in unemployment in the world's largest economy may not be sustainable, reigniting hopes of central bank intervention to stoke the recovery.

Fed chief's warning on jobs lifts bonds hopes

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, warned that the recent reduction in unemployment in the world's largest economy may not be sustainable, reigniting hopes of central bank intervention to stoke the recovery.

David Blanchflower: Ben Bernanke's history lesson: doing too little is worse than too much

Economic Outlook: Policy inaction in 1928 and 1929 and premature tightening were major errors

Simon English: Bank of England should copy chairman Ben

Outlook: News from the US Federal Reserve, where Ben Bernanke achieved "one of his primary goals" as chairman, according to Bloomberg yesterday, by setting a numeric goal for inflation.

Bernanke bites back at critics of economic policies at Fed

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, is launching a counter-offensive against its growing number of critics, penning a muscular defence of its actions during the 2008 financial panic and readying the publication of new details about how it sets American monetary policy.

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