Money Terms to Know: What Are Benchmarks?

A benchmark is just a baseline for comparison, something to measure similar things against. But are you using benchmarks properly in your financial and non-financial life?

Bernanke Defends QE2 Plan to Boost Economy

A day after the the Federal Reserve announced a second round of quantitative easing measures to stimulate the economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke responded to critics of QE2 in a Washington Post op-ed that explained how the bond purchases will work, and why they won't spark inflation.