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What Europe and Japan Really Need Now Is Ben Bernanke
NEW YORK -- I'm not sure how much spare time Ben Bernanke currently has. But the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan really need him now.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Silver City Sun-News
Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8 percent during 2013
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
2008: Worse than the Great Depression?
Ben Bernanke, the former head of the Federal Reserve, said the 2008 financial crisis was the worst in global history, surpassing even the Great Depression.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
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.
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.
Paul Krugman: The forever slump
It's hard to believe, but almost six years have passed since the fall of Lehman Bros.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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)