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URL :http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2007/10/01/all-fed-politics-is-local/
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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Grand Central: Crude Oil Price Drop Takes Pressure Off the Fed

Oil markets have weathered months of grisly conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine and the supply worries that come with the shooting. That takes some pressure off the Fed to begin raising rates as the economy recovers.

Japan’s Export Lift No New Dawn

Japan’s exports perked up in July in line with firmer global demand. But there’s little chance the nation will return any time soon to its status as an export powerhouse.

Sure, So a Kid May Cost $245,340 to Raise, But Don’t Panic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just released a study showing that the average middle income family will spend $245,340 to raise their child to the age of 18 -- even before paying for college tuition. A cool quarter million to raise a child sounds like a horrifying amount of money. Show More Summary

With Rentals in Fashion, Apartment Construction Hits 25-Year High

It’s no secret that the apartment sector has been on a tear, but new data show that multifamily construction is running at its highest level since 1989.

‘Trapped Cash’ Phenomenon Labeled an Overstatement

A new report from a California tax-law professor counters the argument that the U.S. corporate tax rate of 35% keeps companies from bringing home $1 trillion in cash trapped overseas.

Aging Americans Boost Share of Population Who Receive Government Benefits

More Americans than ever before are tapping government benefits. But this time the baby boomers may be responsible for the slight uptick.

Brazilian Economic Policy Secretary Optimistic About Growth

True to its habit of offering a steady flow of rosy economic forecasts, the Brazilian government is expecting the second half of 2014 will be better than the first, a top official said.

Grand Central: Fed’s Exit Strategy Quietly Taking Shape As September Meeting Approaches

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Sign up for the newsletter. Federal Reserve officials have been making progress on developing a blueprint for the mechanics of future interest rate increases, a project that has occupied much of the agenda of their past three policy meetings. Show More Summary

What’s on the Docket for Global Central Banks This Year?

Central-banking fans have a new tool to help them plan the rest of the year. The Journal has created an interactive Global Central Banks Calendar, a database of coming releases by major central banks including the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan.

First-Time Buyer Comparisons Can Be Deceiving in Housing Market

New data show that first-time home buyers aren’t playing as big a role in the mortgage market as they did a few years ago, when prices were lower and a big tax credit fueled a surge of sales.

Grand Central: Fed’s Exit Strategy Quietly Taking Shape As September Meeting Approaches

Federal Reserve officials have been making progress on developing a blueprint for the mechanics of future interest rate increases, a project that has occupied much of the agenda of their past three policy meetings. This puts officials in a position to make some decisions on “how” they will raise interest rates– as opposed “when”-- by their September meeting.

Asian Banks Face Dearth of Deposits

Asian banks are finding deposits harder to come by, posing a risk to economies increasingly dependent on credit for growth.

Utah Emerges as Job Creation Engine, Giving Chase to North Dakota

Utah has emerged this year as a job creation leader, according to Labor Department data released Monday. The state’s July unemployment rate of 3.6% ranks only behind North Dakota’s minuscule 2.8%. Utah payrolls have grown by 2.5% over the past six months, also second-best in the country

Crisis Offered ‘Baptism’ for Some Home-Currency Debt, S.F. Fed Finds

Almost all international debt is issued in major global currencies such as the U.S. dollar and the euro, but the financial crisis of 2007-2009 provided an opening for a handful of smaller currencies to gain ground, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Global Central Banks Calendar for Week of Aug. 18 – 23, 2014

TUESDAY Australia's central bank releases minutes from its August policy meeting at 11:30 a.m. local time WEDNESDAY Bank of England releases minutes from its Aug. 6-7 policy meeting at 0830 GMT Federal Reserve releases minutes from its July 29-30 policy meeting at 2 p.m. EDT Iceland's central bank releases a policy decision

Where Have the First-Time Home Buyers Gone?

First-time buyers aren’t playing as big a role in the housing market as they did a few years ago. But when it comes to homes financed by conventional or government-backed loans, first-time buyers still account for a historically high share of purchases, according to a new paper from researchers at the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Grand Central: Global Central Bankers Out of Sync, Head to Jackson Hole

Central bankers gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming later this week might take a few moments to reflect on the divergent paths they’re traveling.

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