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Fed Watch: Powell, Data

Tim Duy: Powell, Data, by Tim Duy: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell kept the prospects for a near-term rate hike alive and well in a speech today: For the near term, my baseline expectation is that our economy will continue...

Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity "declined modestly" in May

From the Kansas City Fed: Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Declined ModestlyThe Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the May Manufacturing Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the Federal...Show More Summary

Procrastinating on May 27, 2016

Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must-Reads: Nick Bunker: [Why public assistance for children should address what happens before birth - Equitable Growth](http://equitablegrowth.org/why-public-assistance-for-the-children-of-low-wage-workers-needs-to-start-earlier-than-previously-thought/)...Show More Summary

Your daily reminder ...

... that I'm a very famous sports economist: This study shows that fans and people living in the region of 28 Football Bundesliga teams from all three divisions are willing to support their team financially. Survey respondents were asked for their willingness-to-pay to avoid a negative outcome (e.g., relegation) and...

?Economy grew at 0.8 percent rate in first quarter

It was the second weak quarter in a row, following a modest 1.4 percent gain in the fourth quarter

?Delay taking Social Security, if you can afford it

Collecting before your full retirement age means smaller payments, but many Americans have no other choice

?Asian stocks edge up as investors await Yellen talk, U.S. data

U.S. stocks were poised to open marginally lower, with both Dow and S&P 500 futures down less than 0.1 percent

How Silicon Valley is taking on news and media

The public battle between tech billionaire Peter Thiel and Gawker Media is intensifying

Markets as selection devices

One of the stronger defences of free markets is that they act as selection mechanisms. To the allegations that stock markets aren’t efficient because investors are irrational or that firms can’t maximize profits because bosses don’t know what they’re doing,...

My Memorial Day weekend post (via RFF)

Margaret Walls: As Memorial Day approaches and the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary draws near, I’ve been looking back at a pair of 2009 reports on America’s “great outdoors.” An RFF report that I coauthored reviewed the status of public lands, demand for outdoor recreation, and conservation funding trends. The...

"Economists go wild over overlooked citations in [AER] preprint on prenatal stress"

Retraction Watch: Citation omissions in an economics preprint have set off a wave of recrimination and speculation on a widely read economics discussion board. Commenters accuse the authors of purposely omitting citations that would have undermined the paper’s claims to novelty and contributions to the field, leveling acrimony and personal...

Friday Dancing Economist Post

I figure since John put it on Facebook, I can put it here...

Fight between Gawker and tech tycoon reflects "new power structure"

Dispute between Peter Thiel and Gawker represents collision of two of Silicon Valley's core values: freedom of information and the right to privacy

More than 3 million sippy cups recalled due to mold risk

Nearly 70 children have been sickened after drinking from spill-proof plastic tumblers with contaminated valves

Meat and poultry work is dangerous, but not all injuries counted

While some statistics show a decline in worker injuries, it may not necessarily mean those jobs are getting safer

A Memorial Day thanks: Tax benefits for the military

Here are some of the unique provisions the IRS makes available to the men and women serving in America's Armed Forces

5 of the best new-car deals for Memorial Day

This holiday weekend is prime time for bargain-hunting buyers, plus interest rates are at their lowest in three years

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