Ben Bernanke en Fed Says It Will Continue Stimulus; Markets Reach New Highs The Federal Reserve said today that it is not slowing down its monthly purchase of $85 billion in bonds.<p>The program is intended to stimulate a sluggish economy and the Fed was widely expected to announce that in light of a recovering economy, it was tapering the bond-buying program. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:28:00 +0000 49763 at Fed Says It Will Continue Stimulus; Markets Reach New Highs Bernanke Gives Economic Road Map With Uncertain Timeline Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>One month ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke introduced the idea of winding down the Fed's massive stimulus programs. On that announcement, the markets tanked. Today, Bernanke said pretty much the same thing. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:09:00 +0000 John Ydstie 47207 at Economy's Growing At 'Modest To Moderate Pace,' Fed Says Part I of the news from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday was <a href="" target="_blank">Chairman Ben Bernanke's signal to the financial markets</a> that the central bank won't be shifting away from its "easy money" policy just yet.<p>Part II was just released. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:19:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 47201 at Market Mood Improves After Bernanke Remarks Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Ben Bernanke's latest comments are at the top of NPR's business news.<p>Stock and bond markets reacted positively to the Federal Reserve chairman's latest remarks on the economy this morning. Ben Bernanke is on Capitol Hill delivering the Fed's twice-yearly update on the economy and Fed policy before the House Financial Services Committee. NPR's John Ydstie joins us now to talk about it. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:28:00 +0000 Renee Montagne 47194 at Bernanke: Fed's Monetary Policies Not On 'A Preset Course' In testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that when and how the Fed winds down its stimulus programs will depend on economic conditions.<p>Here's the key passage from <a href="">Bernanke's prepared remarks</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"I emphasize that, because our asset purchases depend on economic and financial developments, they are by no means on a preset course. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:15:00 +0000 47193 at Bernanke: Fed's Monetary Policies Not On 'A Preset Course'