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New U.S. banks are being created at the slowest pace in half a century, according to researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Jobs increasingly are located further away from where Americans live--especially for minorities and the poor.
Central banks around the world have been alarmed at how inflation has plummeted in the last year, in many cases into negative territory. But there are tantalizing signs that the cycle has turned.
Federal Reserve officials have flagged the possibility a stronger dollar will put downward pressure on U.S. inflation through import prices, but a new paper from the Cleveland Fed finds the impact should be fairly minor.
Fiscal belt tightening tends to weaken confidence in the private sector, according to a paper published Tuesday by the European Central Bank, although those effects can be mitigated by focusing consolidation on spending rather than taxes. “Consumer...Show More Summary
A new state-by-state breakdown by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a trade group, finds both pockets of strength and continued weakness.
A top Federal Reserve official said Tuesday that interest-rate expectations in financial markets need to be better aligned with those of Fed officials, warning that reconciling those views could cause "potentially violent" market disruption.
The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Jon Hilsenrath hears Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer itching to begin the long return to normalcy.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams reiterated on Monday his belief that central bankers should consider raising rates some time this summer.
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the U.S. central bank remains on track to raise short-term rates this year but warned future rate increases are unlikely to move steadily upwards, as they did in past cycles.
Economists at Wells Fargo explored in a research note whether the recent collapse in oil prices might, like the collapse in technology stocks 15 years ago, prove a harbinger of a downturn in the U.S. economy later this year.
A calendar of events, speeches and policy statements from central banks around the world this week.
The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Monday, March 23, 2015. Jon Hilsenrath looks at some factors behind the Fed's lowering of its growth and interest rate forecasts.
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said Monday that the U.S. central bank can do more with the words it uses to help guide the public's expectation of where its interest rate policy may be heading.
Efforts to strengthen regulatory oversight of financial institutions in the U.S. following the 2008 debacle should make future crises less likely to occur, or less severe if they do, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.
The Federal Reserve's persistent failure to hit its 2% inflation target in recent years raises the concern that objective will lose credibility with the public and financial markets, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said.
Housing demand tops a fairly modest roster of economic reports due next week. February data on durable goods and an update on fourth-quarter economic growth are also on tap. Here are some important things to watch.
Just days after an important policy meeting, Federal Reserve officials are fanning out around the world to share their individual views on a variety of issues.
Midland, Texas, a symbol of the American oil boom that has recent run into shaky ground, still has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at just 2.6% in January, according to figures from the Labor Department published Friday.
Bank of Mexico governor Agustin Carstens said on Friday he would like to keep options open to adjust monetary policy either before or after an expected interest-rate increase by the U.S. Federal Reserve.