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Will Rising Interest Rates Lead to Fiscal Crises?

Will Rising Interest Rates Lead to Fiscal Crises? Peterson Institute for International Economics. Policy Brief, 17-27. Olivier Blanchard and Jeromin Zettelmeyer. July 2017

A balanced, broad-based economic recovery seems under way in all major regions of the world. 137 more words

Global

Recovery picks up the pace

The current recovery marked its eighth birthday this summer — old by economic standards — but it is showing some unexpected vigor.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy had expanded at an annual rate of 3 percent in the second quarter of the year, better than initially estimated, and a substantial acceleration over the first quarter’s lackluster 1.2 percent pace. 9 more words

The Register-Guard

The Closing of the Jobs Gap: A Decade of Recession and Recovery

The Closing of the Jobs Gap: A Decade of Recession and Recovery. Brookings Institution. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach et al. August 4, 2017

The Great Recession caused labor market devastation on a scale not seen for many decades. 117 more words

Economic Growth And Stability

Economic and Fiscal Impact of Hurricane Harvey

The slowly unfolding tragedy in southeast Texas is a personal, emotional experience for millions of people. Eventually, however, Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath will also be counted in terms of the material and economic losses for households, businesses and governments. 1,148 more words

Economic Analysis

Brazil President Weakened by Graft Charge, Losing Fiscal Battle

Aug. 11, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.

Brazil’s President Michel Temer reacts during a ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto REUTERS

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Rural Economy | Sage Grouse Plans | Steelhead

Rural Oregon was hit harder by the recession than urban areas, and it is still recovering. Central Oregon regional economist Damon Rundberg shares a report showing that even after seven years of uneven economic recovery, Oregon’s rural counties remain below peak employment. 64 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Good News And The Bad News

Michael Woloshin: The coming arrival of summer warms our hopes of a better economy, more jobs, and a profitable stock market.

Let’s begin with the bad news. 297 more words

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