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Existing Home Sales Hit Post-Recession Record, Consumer Sentiment Surges: What We Learned During the Week of November 21 - 25

Existing home sales edge up, new home sales slip down, and consumer sentiment improves following the election. Here are the 5 things we learned from U.S. 752 more words


GDP Grows During Q3, Consumer Sentiment Falls: What We Learned During the Week of October 24-28

Q3 was the best quarter for GDP growth in 2 years, but consumer confidence slipped during the final days of the 2016 election. Here are the 5 things we learned from U.S. 919 more words


Economic Opportunities and Challenges in Rio de Janeiro - Year 10 Homework

Like all cities Rio de Janeiro presents its residents with a number of economic challenges as well as a number of opportunities.  In recent years, economic recession in Brazil has led to a growth in unemployment and seen demonstrations on the streets of the major cities. 208 more words

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The Fed Stays Put Again (But Some Were Ready to Make a Move): What We Learned During the Week of September 19 - 23

Despite the dissent of 3 of its voting members, the FOMC keeps its interest rate target steady once again. Meanwhile, tight inventories clip home sales during August. 1,069 more words


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