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Japan Vice Minister Calls Weaker Yen Good if Gradual

The yen is likely to weaken further due to differences of monetary policies in the U.S. and Japan, but further slips wouldn't be bad for the economy as long as the pace is gradual, a senior Japanese government official said.

With Your Job, Where Should You Live? If You’re a Surgeon, Kansas

Surgeons in Kansas make more –when adjusting for cost of living—than anywhere else in the country: $277,820, according to a new salary-comparison tool.

Lower Oil Prices Seen Easing Japan’s Trade Pain

The recent sharp fall in crude prices comes as welcome news for nations that consume more oil than they produce, but it's a particularly positive development for Japan.

Eurozone Businesses Cutting Prices

The European Central Bank's increasingly desperate battle to prevent the eurozone from sliding into deflation suffered a fresh setback in October, as businesses cut their prices at the fastest rate since early 2010.

Majority of Bank Risk Managers Are Worried About the Wealth Gap

A majority of risk managers at North American financial institutions are worried that the growing wealth gap poses a risk to the financial system.

Grand Central: Global Growth Worries Echo Across the Pond

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, October 23, 2014. Jason Douglas writes about the Bank of England's growing concerns over risks emanating from overseas.

Bank of Japan Sees Bigger Chance of Fall in CPI Below 1%

The Bank of Japan now sees a much bigger possibility of inflation slipping below 1%, pushed down by falling crude oil prices, a development that could rekindle market speculation for additional easing.

Turkey’s Central Bank Holds Interest Rates For Second Consecutive Month

Turkey’s central bank on Thursday held interest rates steady for a second consecutive month, signaling policymakers will stick with a tight stance as an emerging-market selloff weakens the lira and inflation remains stubbornly high.

Why Rising Rents Haven’t Pumped Up Inflation

“Owners' equivalent rent” accounts for 24% of the total consumer price index and 31% of the core. So why isn't its acceleration pushing up the core? Because other factors are offsetting the upward push.

While Moms Get Less Pay, Fathers Garner “Daddy Bonuses”

You’ve probably heard of the “mommy penalty.” Turns out there’s a “daddy bonus,” too—where fathers make more money than men without kids.

No, Washington, D.C., Is Not More Expensive than New York City

Is Washington, D.C., really more expensive than New York, as a number of blogs have claimed recently, citing a recent government report?

Bank of Mexico Confident About Meeting Inflation Target by Mid-2015

?A one-time government increase in Mexican gasoline prices in January of next year could delay the expected slowdown in inflation, but the central bank says a new government policy on energy prices will help in the long run to meet its 3% inflation target.

Small Business Optimism Stuck in ‘Second Gear,’ NFIB Says

Small-business owners remained wary about economic conditions in September, according to a report released Tuesday.

Grand Central: Despite Mixed Risks in U.S., Rate Timing Hasn’t Shifted Much

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Despite some fresh threats to the U.S. economic recovery, Jon Hilsenrath finds that Fed policy makers are sticking to their preferred paths for interest rates.

Australian Business Confidence Survey Adds to Gloom on Economy

Confidence among Australian companies fell to its lowest level in more than a year in September, raising questions about the health of the economy long after interest rates were cut to a record low to spur a recovery.

Fed’s Evans: Biggest Risk to U.S. Now is Premature Rate Hikes

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said Monday the "biggest risk" to the economy right now is that the central bank would raise interest rates sooner than it should.

Inside the Fed’s ‘Doomsday Book’

The Federal Reserve’s secretive “Doomsday Book” is leaking out bits at a time during a slow-moving trial in a tiny Washington courtroom.

Economists React: Jean Tirole Wins ‘Well-Deserved’ Nobel Prize

The selection of Jean Tirole as the winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Science won high marks from his colleagues in the economics world on Monday.

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