fiscal policy

Obama: Decision by Fall on Next Fed Chief

Obama says he's still considering a range of candidates to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve and whoever he chooses will need to focus on reducing unemployment.

Fed Holds Off On Further Actions To Help Economy

The Federal Reserve is holding off on any new actions to help the economy because stronger growth is giving it time to gauge the impact of steps it's already taken. Fed policymakers made the announcement after a two-day meeting.

What Happened to the 'Plan' to Devalue the Dollar?

No matter what the Fed chairman actually intended, the central bank's latest push to inject money into the economy isn't resulting in a cheaper dollar. And it's not just Europe's woes that are conspiring against the buck -- a slew of other factors are also at play.

Obama Assails GOP Over Economic Policies

Laying out details for his new economic stimulus program Wednesday, President Barack Obama regained his political swagger and ramped up his criticism of Republican leaders for failing to provide substantive policies that can help the nation's economic recovery regain momentum.

Economists: Boost Growth Now, Fix Deficit Later

The National Association for Business Economics released its semiannual Economic Policy Survey Sunday, and nearly 60% of respondents said they support the Fed's monetary policies. But only 39% feel the administration's fiscal stance is appropriate, and 75% oppose another stimulus package.

New Jersey Joins the Draconian Budget Parade

Gov. Chris Christie's first budget aims to close an $11 billion shortfall -- and it ain't pretty. The fight over it will be vicious, even considering the rough-and-tumble nature of Jersey politics.