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Hopes high for Bank of Japan's new team

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi nominated a career central banker on Monday to be the head of the Bank of Japan. The new leader and his team will inherit an economy is well into its 12th year of weakness.
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Analysis: War and the business cycle - II

SKOPJE, Macedonia, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- UPI Business Correspondent Sam Vaknin takes a look at whether war is good for business.
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

CPI rises 0.3 percent

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Labor Department reported Friday the all urban consumer price index, a key measure of inflation at the retail level, rose 0.3 percent in January as consumer

Bush spotlights economic plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush flew to Georgia Thursday to champion his 10-year, $674 billion economic growth plan, saying its accelerated tax cut provisions would spur the nation's financial recovery and also plant the seeds for future prosperity.
RICHARD TOMKINS

Commentary: Who killed the economy?

It's a mystery. Who killed the U.S. economy? Or, at least, who is stopping it from living a full and healthy life? Is it imminent war, a growing budget deficit, or something else? A venerable old witness -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan --
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economist

Bush calls for 'backbone' from allies

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush swooped into Florida Thursday in the role of commander in chief of U.S. military forces and urged reluctant allies to "show backbone and courage" in the face-off with Iraq and possible forced disarmament of the Baghdad regime.
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent

Bush champions economic package

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- President Bush told a group of small investors Wednesday that his 10-year, $674 billion economic growth proposal would put more money in their pockets. The president, who says his plan will also help stimulate the economy, did not comment on remarks again

Bush champions economic package

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush took his embattled 10-year, $674 billion economic growth proposal to small investors Wednesday and said accelerated tax cuts and elimination of double dividend taxation would help create jobs and strengthen its economic prospects.
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent

Greenspan: Iraq war threatens U.S. economy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A potential war against Iraq is the single biggest threat to economic health, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan cautioned members of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Greenspan cautions on war threat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve head Alan Greenspan cautioned Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee that the threat of war in the Middle East continues to dampen economic growth. "The intensification of geopolitical risk, makes discerning the economic path ahead es

Iraq seen dominating Greenspan testimony

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan appears before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday to testify on the economy. But while the continued slump in the stock market and weakness in the job market remain worrisome, Wall Street analysts argue t
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Iraq seen dominating Greenspan testimony

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan appears before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday to testify on the state of the economy. While the continued slump in the stock market and job market remain worrisome, analysts argue that the single bigg

Global View: Bush's booming deficits

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Never mind the New England background, the man is truly a Texan. U.S. President George W. Bush is thinking big in the 2004 fiscal year budget he sent to the Congress this week: big spending, big deficits over the next few years, and big debt. And yet, whe
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Unemployment rate drops to 5.7 percent

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Labor Department said Friday that the nation's employers added the largest amount of new jobs to their payrolls in 26 months during January, pushing the overall unemployment rate down from its highest level since August 1994.

Bank of England cuts rates

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee surprised financial markets Thursday morning by deciding to cut the Bank's repo lending rate--the benchmark short-term lending rate in the UK--by a quarter of one percent to 3.75 percent.
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent
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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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