9 Words We Learned in 2012

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QE3, QE4 (nouns)

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Origin: Extension of "QE2" and "QE1," ubiquitous terms for the U.S.'s first rounds of quantitative easing

1. The Federal Reserve's two rounds of monthly asset purchases announced in 2012.
2. 2. How Ben Bernanke and his posse at the Fed are trying to boost a flagging economy amid an absence of fiscal action (see "fiscal cliff").

Next: Fiscal Cliff (noun)


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