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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.
By United Press International
GOP debate rivals focus on economy

GOP debate rivals focus on economy

HANOVER, N.H., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Economic issues dominated Tuesday in a debate in Hanover, N.H., among eight candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
People in the news

People in the news

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By United Press International
Schwarzenegger memoir on the way

Schwarzenegger memoir on the way

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is working on a memoir tentatively called "Total Recall" and due out next fall, his publisher says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
By United Press International
Slip-sliding away

Slip-sliding away

Analysts say Federal Reserve policy makers will signal a shift in the economic recovery after Tuesday's meeting in Washington Tuesday. Beyond that, who knows?
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Greenspan: Roll back all tax cuts

Greenspan: Roll back all tax cuts

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan raised eyebrows by calling for complete repeal of tax cuts made by the Bush administration, observers say.
Greenspan: Double-dip recession possible

Greenspan: Double-dip recession possible

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday the tepid U.S. economy means a double-dip recession is possible but not a certainty.
Greenspan says goal of housing trumped all

Greenspan says goal of housing trumped all

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Congress would have intervened had the central bank tried to slow down the risky housing bubble.
Greenspan: Double-dip recession unlikely

Greenspan: Double-dip recession unlikely

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Ex-Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday in his opinion the likelihood of a so-called double-dip recession in the United States has waned.

Downturn hits Social Security

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Social Security payouts will exceed payroll tax revenues in 2010 because of the economic downturn, U.S. officials said.
Greenspan: Unemployment not declining soon

Greenspan: Unemployment not declining soon

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. unemployment is unlikely to come down in the near future, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday.

Greenspan sees 10 percent unemployment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The United States is likely to see 10-percent unemployment levels "for a while," former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday.
Greenspan talks on regulation

Greenspan talks on regulation

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said at the Economic Club in New York that new regulations were needed to rein in financial systems.
White House says next GDP will be bad

White House says next GDP will be bad

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The White House Thursday came close to acknowledging a recession is under way, saying next week's gross domestic product report is expected to be bad.
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Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on America's economic future in Washington on December 17, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Alan Greenspan (born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private advisor and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC. First appointed Federal Reserve chairman by President Ronald Reagan in August 1987, he was reappointed at successive four-year intervals until retiring on January 31, 2006 after the second-longest tenure in the position.

Greenspan was born in the Washington Heights area of New York City. His father Herbert Greenspan was of Romanian-Jewish descent and his mother Rose Goldsmith of Hungarian-Jewish descent.

Greenspan attended George Washington High School from 1940 until he graduated in June 1943, where one of his classmates was John Kemeny. He played clarinet and saxophone along with classmate Stan Getz. He further studied clarinet at the Juilliard School from 1943 to 1944. Among his bandmates in the Woody Herman band was Leonard Garment, Richard Nixon's Special Counsel presidential special counsel. In 1945 Greenspan attended New York University where he earned a B.S. degree in economics summa cum laude in 1948 and an M.A. degree in economics in 1950. At Columbia University, under the tutelage of Arthur Burns, he pursued advanced economic studies but dropped out.

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