The latest news on Bernanke, Ben
Pressure is building on the White House to make a more aggressive plan to relieve the mortgage crisis.
Rate cuts in the teeth of a falling dollar are creating a financial trap for Bernanke and company.
Fed chief urges self-help as a way to solve the housing slump.
Bernanke says some smaller banks could go under. What happens if yours is among them?
Current and former Fed chairmen express pessimistic views about the future of the U.S. economy.
And no, it isn't about the history of monetary policy.
Bernanke's moves show the central bank has adopted an approach different from under Greenspan.
The Washington Whispers story reporting Fed chief Ben Bernanke's private worries that the economy is in even worse shape than he has admitted publicly landed with a thud in the markets today. About 10:30 a.m., with the Dow Jones industrial average down just 50 points, CNBC picked up the story, showing it twice on the TV screen from the floors of the exchange and Chicago Board of Trade. Within an hour, the Dow had dropped an additional 150 points.
Fed chair had a big reason for the rate cut: He thinks things are even worse than he has let on.
The central bank's move, signaling increased fears of recession, is its largest cut since 1984.