Poor numbers likely to spur Fed action

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By Frank Quaratiello and Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | September 8, 2012 The weak August jobs report will likely force the Federal Reserve to launch a third round of “quantitative easing,” basically creating new money to prop up the economy, even if the central bank doesn’t explicitly tip its hand at next week’s meeting. The […]

Ben Bernanke ‘out of touch’

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Bay State economists say more action by the Fed is needed By Jessica Van Sack | The Boston Herald | September 1, 2012 Investors reacted well to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s highly anticipated address yesterday, in which he reiterated the central bank was ready to act “as needed” — but economists had a different […]

Three cheers for Mr. Rosengren

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By Barry Bluestone | Boston.com | August 7, 2012 The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has been blessed with extraordinary leadership since the 1960s, if not longer.  Eric Rosengren has continued that tradition since he became president of the bank in 2007.  Now he is speaking out calmly and intelligently about the state of the economy and the need […]

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