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2 hrs ago | Business Wire

Reform or Perish: Eurozone Countries Adapt or Fail to Grow

Adolfo Laurenti says that, "The Bundesbank message, that monetary policy shall not be a substitute for structural reform and fiscal correction, may now be addressed to Berlin as much as it is to Paris and Rome."


Tue Aug 26, 2014

Library of Economics and Liberty

Mr. Bernanke vs. the Structuralists, by Scott Sumner

For macro investors, the end of summer is usually signalled by the Kansas City Fed's annual conference at Jackson Hole.


The Washington Post

The Federal Reserve can wait to act on interest rates

THE FEDERAL Reserve has taken a consistent position on the "extraordinary measures" it has employed to salvage the stricken U.S. economy: Any withdrawal of the Fed's support will depend upon progress in the labor market.


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Think Tank proposes Fed give money directly to the people to help with economy

On Aug. 26, the Council on Foreign Relations offered a unique suggestion to help Americans who have been unable to recover from the 2007-08 Credit Crisis and subsequent Great Recession.


Related Topix: Housing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Wall Street Journal

2008 Meltdown Was Worse Than Great Depression, Bernanke Says

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke , a prominent student of the Great Depression, contends that the 2008 financial crisis was actually worse than its 1930s counterpart.


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The Wall Street Journal

Congress Must Act to Get the Economy Back on Track

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks with European Central Bank President Marlo Draghi at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Aug. 22, 2014.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

Slate Magazine

The Fed Is Not As Powerful As We Think

This past week marked the annual gathering of bankers, financial officials, and other economic experts hosted by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Related Topix: Federal Reserve Bank, Business News

Seeking Alpha

The Jackson Hole Snoozefest

The stock market rallied hard into Janet Yellen's speech Friday at Jackson Hole, expecting some epiphany I suppose about the future course of monetary policy.


Related Topix: Financial Markets

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Oregonian

Nutella shock; homebuyers paying cash; massive drydock arrives: Top viewed Oregon business stories (weekly review)

A frost that damaged the hazelnut crop in Turkey might be a boon to growers in Oregon - at least in the short term - even as it hits Nutella-lovers' pocketbooks.


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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bilks Taxpayers out of Millions

Just over three years ago, subsequent to the Dodd-Frank financial "reform" bill passing, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came into existence.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, US Governors, Paul LePage


Paul Krugman: The forever slump

It's hard to believe, but almost six years have passed since the fall of Lehman Bros.


Related Topix: Opinion

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Independent

Rupert Cornwell: It's a lovely view from Jackson Hole but the only...

Known for his commentary on international relations and US politics, Rupert Cornwell also contributes obituaries and occasionally even a column for the sports pages.


Chain Drug Review

Snapshot: The 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores kicks off its second annual Total Store Expo this weekend in Boston, and attendees can look forward to a robust lineup of speakers, programs, events, tools and exhibits.


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Don't let fear make you miss out - China is good value right now

There's the ugly geopolitical outlook. Things may get worse in Ukraine and the Middle East.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News


RBI Assistant Exam 2014: Test your general awareness proficiency

MockBank , a group of experts who carefully create mock tests specific to each competitive examination, have come up with sample questions regarding General Awareness for RBI Assistant 2014.


Economist's View

Paul Krugman: Hawks Crying Wolf

The inflation "obsession" continues despite the fact that there is little evidence that inflation is likely to be a problem.


Thu Aug 21, 2014


Pres. George: Significant Progress in Labor Market; Broad-based Job Gains Signal Rates Can Rise

In an interview with Bloomberg's Michael McKee, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City/MO President Esther George said she sees 'significant progress' in the labor market in 2014, "We have seen significant progress in the labor market over the last three years, and particularly this year," gains have been "broad-based, and that's a very encouraging ... (more)


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Banking, Financial Services


Janet Yellen's Jackson Hole Speech: What To Look For

Janet Yellen's much-anticipated Jackson Hole speech happens Friday morning, and bond markets are looking for any new window into the Fed's thinking about when it will start lifting short-term interest rates.


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Yellen Poised to Push Back at Inflation Hawks at Jackson Hole

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Fed Officials Prepared for Faster Rate Increase as Data Improve

Improving labor markets are bringing Federal Reserve officials closer to a time when they can get back to traditional central banking, where there's a tighter connection between changes in economic data and movements in short-term interest rates.


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