The Great Debate

Uncertainty paralyzes U.S. banking system

November 28, 2008

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Light at the end of the tunnel

November 28, 2008

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Deflation is a dangerous distraction (part 2)

November 25, 2008

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Biofuels run into trouble

November 20, 2008

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Despite a promising start, the U.S. experiment with renewable fuels is facing a serious challenge next year. Falling gasoline consumption, lower pump prices and contradictions within the federal government program are intensifying existing pressures on ethanol distillers and farmers already struggling to cope with over-capacity and collapsing margins.

G20 summit shows lack of resolve

November 17, 2008

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Quantitative easing has begun

November 14, 2008

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TARP and Fed facilities unravel

November 13, 2008

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Global recession has begun

November 4, 2008

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Commodities and the Great Conundrum

November 3, 2008

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The Fed as lender of first and only resort

October 28, 2008

John KempJohn Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

LONDON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve has unveiled a dizzying array of new lending and liquidity support facilities over the last six weeks, but the diminishing law of marginal returns already looks to have set in. Each new lending and liquidity facility announced by the Fed is providing a smaller boost to confidence than the last.