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Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen Sees Stronger Case for Interest-Rate Increase

Central banker said, ‘I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months’

Janet Yellen, center, greeted an attendee as she arrived for a dinner at the Jackson Hole economic symposium in Wyoming on Thursday.PHOTO: DAVID PAUL MORRIS/BLOOMBERG NEWS… 750 more words

Fed Chair Yellen: More Reasons To Raise Interest Rates -- Wobbly economy, low inflation and turmoil abroad had kept the Fed from continuing rate normalization

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Yellen: Case for fed funds rate hike strengthened  

Friday, August 26, 2017

In a much-anticipated speech Friday at the central bank’s annual Jackson Hole summit, Fed Chair Janet Yellen voiced optimism about the economy and an expectation that interest rate hikes are ahead. 632 more words

It's Time the Govt Treated Deposit Holders with Some Respect

Take a look at the following chart. It shows the various kinds of savings that made up for household financial savings in 2013-2014 (the latest data that is available on this front). 1,077 more words


Excursion to Hero

Another excursion that we had for this unit was shopping to Hero. The aim of this excursion is to find imported products and the effect of globalization on the market place. 112 more words

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Factory Output Up, Consumer Prices Steady: What We Learned During the Week of August 15 - 19

July featured a 2nd straight month of increased manufacturing output while consumer prices held steady. Here are the 5 things we learned from U.S. economic data released during the week ending August 19. 760 more words


Syria is fading - Using night lights to see the detrimental effects of conflict

Night light data recorded by satellites can be used to trace human activity and have been statistically linked to economic activity proxies, such as Gross Regional Product (GRP).  321 more words


Perhaps Decent Economic Growth in Q2: What We Learned During the Week of July 18 - 22

A series of economic data released last week finds moderate economic growth during the tail end of Q2. Here are the 5 things we learned from U.S. 816 more words