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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

China’s GDP Growth: Less Than Meets the Eye?

Last week, China reported that its third-quarter GDP rose 7.3% compared to a year earlier. Although that was the slowest growth in more than five years, the results were generally considered good news. Maybe the optimism was misplac...

Fed’s New Reverse Repo Terms Catch Wall Street’s Attention

Market participants say the Federal Reserve’s latest changes to a program aimed at controlling short-term interest rates show the central bank is edging ever closer to the day when it will raise interest rates.

Is Military Spending Driving U.S. GDP Growth?

Economic growth was more robust than expected in the third quarter, due partly to stronger defense spending by the federal government.

Why Not to Get Too Excited About U.S. Economy’s Strong Third Quarter

One of the largest quarterly contractions outside of a recession kicked off the year, followed by a roaring rebound, now only to end with mounting fears of a global slowdown.

Fed’s Yellen Says Economics Can Benefit From More Diversity

Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history, said Thursday the economics profession, which is dominated by white males, could benefit from a more diverse range of views.

Third-Quarter GDP – The Numbers

Here are key numbers from the Commerce Department’s report on Thursday.

Grand Central: Yellen Surprises With Willingness to Displease Doves

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, October 30, 2014. Jon Hilsenrath writes about Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's lengthening record as a consensus builder, rather than the "pushy dove" many had expected.

BOJ Outlook Report: What to Watch

The Bank of Japan is set to release its latest three-year forecasts for growth and prices, offering possible clues over whether it will tinker with its easing program. Here's our what-to-look-for guide.

Fed’s Axis of Opposition Shifts from Hawks to Doves

The Fed’s decision Wednesday to end its bond-buying program helped moved the needle of formal opposition at the central bank from the camp of officials opposed to its ultra-easy credit policies to the group wanting them to continue.

The Best and Worst Places in the World to Run a Business, Ranked by the World Bank

You’d have to be heroic to start a business in Venezuela, Afghanistan or Libya. They're among the lowest-ranked economies in the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business” report, which scores 189 nations based on how hard it is to run a company there.

The Fed Favors Guidance Over Bond Buys

The Federal Reserve’s forward guidance has been a lot more effective at keeping long-term rates down and stimulating the economy than its three bond-buying programs, says Eric Swanson, an economist at the University of California, Irvine, who until recently was a researcher at the San Francisco Fed.

Fed Signals Fiscal Policy No Longer Seen as Drag on U.S. Economy

The Federal Reserve has dropped its long-standing warning that tight fiscal policy is holding back U.S. economic growth.

5 Things To Watch in Thursday’s U.S. GDP Report

The nation on Thursday gets its first look at how the U.S. economy fared during the third quarter, a period in which fears of a global growth slowdown steadily mounted, even against a backdrop of firm domestic demand.

Economists React to the Fed Statement: ‘Surprisingly Hawkish’

Economists largely expected the end of the Fed’s third round of quantitative easing, as it was known. But many found the statement more "hawkish."

End of QE3 Means Fed Statement Finally Shrinks

The end of QE3 may signal a watershed moment in Fed communications: The Federal Open Market Committee's statement is finally getting shorter.

Read the Full Text of the Fed’s Statement

Here is the full text of the Federal Reserve's policy statement, released Wednesday.

Jobless Rate Below 5% in Nearly One-Third of U.S. Metro Areas

Nearly one-third of the 372 metropolitan areas in the U.S. had unemployment rates under 5% in September, the latest sign of an accelerating labor-market recovery. Non-seasonally adjusted data released Tuesday by the Labor Department showed that 118 metropolitan areas had sub-5% unemployment rates last month. It also showed that six had unemployment rates in excess of 10%.

BOE’s Haldane to Boldly Go Where No Central Banker Has Gone Before

Bank of England Chief Economist Andrew Haldane, one of central banking's big thinkers, revealed his futuristic dream in a speech. His theme: The pros and cons of a world where capital markets are closely entwined and how our globalized, finance-fueled economy can be made safer.

The Best Places in the World to Run a Business, Ranked by the World Bank

You’d have to be heroic to start a business in Venezuela, Afghanistan or Libya. They're among the lowest-ranked economies in the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business” report, which scores 189 nations based on how hard it is to run a company there.

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