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1 hr ago | Reuters

Senate committee approves Treasury undersecretary nominee

A Senate committee has approved the Obama administration's nominee for the Treasury's top post for international affairs, clearing the way for a final vote in the full Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

5 hrs ago | Economist's View

Paul Krugman: Knowledge Isn't Power

Knowledge Isn't Power, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times : ...I've been looking at surveys from the Initiative on Global Markets , based at the University of Chicago.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

TheStreet.com

The Curious Job of the Fed: Create Employment or Curb Inflation?

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TheStreet.com

The Curious Job of the Fed: Create Employment or Curb Inflation?

As economists expect the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday to show that the U.S. economy added more than 200,000 jobs for a sixth straight month, an encouraging trend, some observers and analysts are chirping that the Fed under Chairman Janet Yellen is focusing excessively on employment to the potential detriment of inflation.

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MoneyWeek

Surprise, surprise

"I think it will come in lower than expected", we told her. "And then it will be revised downward.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis

When All Else Fails Blame "Free Markets"

It's rather amazing how people blame "free markets" for things that are 180 degrees removed from "free markets".

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Library of Economics and Liberty

Wolfers on the fiscal consensus

Justin Wolfers points to a survey showing overwhelming support for the notion of a positive fiscal multiplier in early 2009: The Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago -- hardly a hotbed of liberal or Keynesian thought -- regularly surveys a number of the leading American economists about a variety of policy issues.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Fed is weighing key issues but may reveal little

This much is not: When will the Fed start tightening its interest-rate policy to thwart any runaway inflation? How will it do so? And when will the Fed start paring its enormous $4 trillion-plus investment portfolio - a step that will put upward pressure on interest rates? On those questions, expect no definitive signals Wednesday, when the Fed ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Seeking Alpha

The S&P 500 Just Keeps On Setting Records

Still, there seems to be little in the way of economic justification for the continued rise.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, Federal Reserve System, Financial Markets

Philly.com

Bear market unlikely, a prognosticator tells us

So said prognosticator David Rosenberg, author of the daily research note "Breakfast With Dave," last week.

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Related Topix: Valhalla, NY

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Seeking Alpha

CNBC's Rick Santelli Is Right: Stock Buybacks Are Obfuscating Financial Results

CNBC's Rick Santelli went on another epic rant a few weeks ago - this time about cheap money and stock buybacks.

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Related Topix: Beyond Corp, Consulting, Lulu

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Housing Wire

Before you judge Dodd-Frank...

After four years of execution and practice, it is difficult to assess just where the housing market would be if Dodd-Frank never went into effect.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

BetaNews

The Fed suckered IBM into a failing cloud strategy?

Economist David Stockman, who is probably best known for being President Reagan's budget director back in the era of voodoo economics, has been particularly outspoken about IBM as a poster child for bad policy on the part of the US Federal Reserve.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Townhall

Yellen's Denial of Rising Inflation

Testifying before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen cherry-picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent.

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Forbes.com

Effects of QE - Bernanke's Quantitative Easing

Ben Bernanke introduced a first round of quantitative easing during the worst of the financial crisis, as global markets tumbled and liquidity was sucked out of the system.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bloomberg

Yellen Met With Fischer Soon After Her Nomination as Fed Chief

Following her Oct. 9 nomination, Yellen -- then Fed vice chair -- met with Fischer for an hour on Oct. 12, a Saturday, her daybook shows.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Finance and Commerce

Existing-home sales rise in June for 3rd month

Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.

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Related Topix: Housing, Home, Home Selling, Real Estate, Mortgage, Personal Finance

MarketWatch

Irwin Kellner: The Federal Reserve talks too much

The Fed is puzzled by the lack of volatility in the financial markets, but its open-mouth policy is the chief reason for it.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

MarketWatch

Yellen encourages 'fully-fledged equity bubble,' says Jeremy Grantham

The Fed chairwoman is "sticking faithfully" to the "clearly wrong" policies of Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, writes Grantham, who is the founder of Boston-based money manager GMO and has a reputation for sniffing out market bubbles early.

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MarketWatch

Yellen encourages - fully fledged equity bubble': Jeremy Grantham

The Fed chairwoman is "sticking faithfully" to the "clearly wrong" policies of Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, writes Grantham, who is the founder of Boston-based money manager GMO and has a reputation for sniffing out market bubbles early.

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Related Topix: Federal Reserve Bank, Business News

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