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Last week, in the name of protecting the little guy from Wall Street, the House passed HR 4173 to increase the little guy’s false sense of security in the financial system. This bill will greatly increase the powers of the Federal Reserve, which too

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Rawstory

A fourth senator has joined three other senators in placing a hold on the Fed Chairman's nomination. Louisiana Republican David Vitter will also move to keep the chairman's nomination from coming to the floor. “Over the past year or so, the Fed ha

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CNN

On the eve of what's expected to be a tough confirmation hearing Thursday, one senator has thrown up a political roadblock intended to stymie Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's second term. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said late Wednesday that

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Politico

Is libertarian rock star and Texas Republican Ron Paul going mainstream? He’s got everyone from South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint to Minnesota moderate Democrat Collin Peterson to California liberal Barbara Boxer on his side in his audit-t

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AP

Suddenly the Federal Reserve is everybody's punching bag. Strip the Fed of its bank regulation powers, some in Congress are demanding. Get probing audits of its behind-the-scenes operations, others say. The chairman of the Federal Reserve Board

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DollarDaze (h/t Strike the Root)

The U.S. dollar has changed from being a paper certificate for a tangible asset to a fiat currency - a paper note declared legal tender. By looking at the history of American paper money one can clearly see the distinction. The following image sho

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Reuters

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. central bank was monitoring the declining value of the dollar closely, saying the Fed was committed to both jobs growth and price stability. However, there were other factors helping to restrain inf

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Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said the central bank could curtail the risk of future liquidity crises by providing a "backstop" to solvent firms with sufficient collateral. "The central bank could commit to being the lend

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