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The Shaky Foundation For U.S. Housing-Price Growth

Home prices have been rising at twice the rate of income growth and inflation, and something will have to give.

Energy-Rich Metro Areas Lose Jobs in June

The unemployment rate has surged in all but one of West Virginia's metropolitan areas, a sign of the hardship that the drop in the price of coal is having on mining regions.

5 Things to Watch in Thursday’s GDP Report

The government on Thursday releases its first estimate of economic growth in the second quarter. It's expected that the economy returned to expansion after a first-quarter contraction. Here’s what to look for.

In Low-Growth Mexico, Poverty Rises—But Fewer Are Extremely Poor

Mexico’s government lost the battle of the headlines when a state agency reported that the number of poor people in the country increased by two million between 2012 and 2014, even though some measures of economic adversity eased.

Falling Prices Were Boon for Eurozone Households

Falling prices may be a sign of economic weakness, but they were a boon to eurozone consumers in the first three months of the year.

Grand Central: A Split Decision Looms from Fed on Job and Inflation Goals

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Jon Hilsenrath sees the Fed likely facing a "cliffhanger" policy meeting in September amid mixed signals from the jobs market and inflation...

Irish Central Bank Raises Growth Forecasts

Ireland's central bank Wednesday said it expects the economy to grow at an even more rapid pace this year and next, and urged the government to use higher tax revenues to reduce its very high debts rather than fund tax cuts. In its quarterly...Show More Summary

BOJ Expects New Inflation Measure to Rise

The Bank of Japan expects a new measure of consumer price inflation to rise above 1% over the summer, adding to evidence that the economy is escaping more than a decade of deflation, people close to the central bank said. Officials recently...Show More Summary

Critics of Fed on Left and Right Prepare to Head to Jackson Hole

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may be skipping the Kansas City Fed’s high-profile conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this year, but the central bank’s critics are not.

U.S. Homeownership Rate Hits 48-Year Low

The seasonally adjusted homeownership rate declined to 63.5% in the second quarter, the country’s lowest homeownership rate since 1967.

Economist Gertjan Vlieghe to Join BOE Rate-Setting Committee

The U.K. government Tuesday named Gertjan Vlieghe, an economist at Brevan Howard Asset Management, to sit on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.

Where Rents Are Eating Up a Bigger Share of Income

Rents are growing faster than incomes in many parts of the U.S., squeezing household budgets.

Grand Central: Why Budget Battles Aren’t Likely to Derail Fed Rate Plans

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Jon Hilsenrath sees little chance that the Fed will be derailed by a fresh budget dispute.

5 Things D.R. Horton’s Results Tell Us About the New-Home Market

A closer look at D.R. Horton’s strong results reveals cause for mild concern that the home-building recovery might be losing momentum.

Demand Troubles Risk Cementing a Decade of Anemic Global Growth

Failure of the world’s largest economies to fix underlying demand problems is setting the stage for years of weak global growth, the IMF says.

5 Things to Watch at This Week’s Fed Meeting

The Federal Reserve will issue a new policy statement Wednesday at 2 p.m. EDT. Here are five things to watch.

Global Consumer Sentiment Is Souring, Except Where You’d Expect

Six years after the financial crisis sent shockwaves through the global economy, consumers around the world are still fretting about the outlook for growth.

Are Home Prices Again Breaking Records? Not Really

Median home prices in June had broken the record set in 2006 at the peak of the housing bubble. Does this mean we have another problem on our hands?

Is the ‘Gig Economy’ a Thing? Ask Women

At all age groups, women are more likely to hold multiple jobs than their male peers.

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