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Fed’s Beige Book: “Economic activity expanded moderately”, “concern about trade policy”

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Fed’s Beige Book: “Economic activity expanded moderately”, “concern about trade policy”

Fed’s Beige Book “This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on information collected on or before May 21, 2018.” Economic activity expanded moderately in late April and early May with few shifts in the pattern of growth. The Dallas District was an exception, where overall economic activity sped up...
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Question #5 for 2017: Will the core inflation rate rise in 2017? Will too much inflation be a concern in 2017?

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Question #5 for 2017: Will the core inflation rate rise in 2017? Will too much inflation be a concern in 2017?

Late last year I posted some questions for 2017: Ten Economic Questions for 2017. I’ll try to add some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 5) Inflation: The inflation rate has increased a little recently, and some key measures are now close to the the Fed’s 2% target. Will core inflation rate...
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Two more reviews of Bernanke’s Speech: Weak Labor Market “a grave concern”

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Two more reviews of Bernanke’s Speech: Weak Labor Market “a grave concern”

“The stagnation of the labor market in particular is a grave concern not only because of the enormous suffering and waste of human talent it entails, but also because persistently high levels of unemployment will wreak structural damage on our economy that could last for many years.” Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, August 31, 2012...
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IMF: Concern about fragile economy and exchange rates

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IMF: Concern about fragile economy and exchange rates

Via MarketWatch: Summary of IMF meeting communique Global economy: “Economic recovery is proceeding, but remains fragile and uneven across the membership. Faced with this source of potential stress, we underscore our strong commitment to continue working collaboratively to secure strong, sustainable and balanced growth and to refrain from policy actions that would detract from...
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