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The surprising most affordable cities for entry level employees

If you're ready to strike out on your own, you have a whole world of possibilities to choose from

U.S. Gas Prices to Fall Below $3 a Gallon This Weekend

The average gallon of gasoline will cost less than $3 this weekend for the first time in nearly four years.

Fed Watch: Another Kocherlakota Dissent

Tim Duy: Another Kocherlakota Dissent, by Tim Duy: Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Narayana Kocherlakota released a statement regarding his dissenting vote at this week's FOMC meeting. He does not share his colleagues faith that inflation will return to target anytime...

Why Hasn’t Inflation Picked Up in Japan?

Several factors are behind the trend. The main problem is that wage growth has fallen.

Fed’s Lacker Tells Bloomberg Radio U.S. Can Take Rate Rises Well

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker shrugged off weak inflation readings and said the U.S. economy can easily deal with central bank interest rate increases when they arrive. In an interview on Bloomberg Radio Friday, the official said he didn't think the risk of raising rates too early is "gigantic" for the economy. Show More Summary

Not a Treat: The UK Aid Impact Commission’s Report on DFID’s Anticorruption Activities

Yesterday I was excited to see that the UK Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) had a report out on UK Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) anticorruption activities. It was a great topic for independent analysis...Show More Summary

The mall Santa gets a high-tech makeover

A holiday staple, the jolly man in red is getting replaced in a handful of malls with interactive villages

Lawsuit accuses Donald Trump of deceiving students

Class-action claims the mogul's Trump University didn't deliver on its promises of a high-quality education

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

October’s jobs report headlines next week’s economic data. Market observers will be watching to see if the U.S. can continue a streak of impressive job creation.

Q3 2014 GDP Details on Residential and Commercial Real Estate

The BEA has released the underlying details for the Q3 advance GDP report today.Investment in single family structures is now back to being the top category for residential investment (see first graph). Home improvement was the top category for twenty one consecutive quarters following the housing bust... Show More Summary

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/31/14

Today's Water Cooler: 2014, party like it's 2010, Hong Kong and Ferguson, corruption and payola in New York, "Sex, drugs, and broomsticks."

Nikkei Futures Up Lock Limit, Yen Collapses, Dollar Up, Gold Down as BoJ Pledges "Unwavering Determination" to Get 2% Inflation

"Whatever it Takes" Japanese Style It's a world truly gone mad.In a surprise move today, the Bank of Japan announced further quantitative easing, dominated by long-term Japanese government bonds. The BoJ also announced it and would triple...Show More Summary

Consumers are feeling better than they have in years

Falling gas prices and rising job prospects are lifting Americans' spirits

Senate Panel to Hold Hearing on Regulators’ Ties With Banks

A U.S. Senate panel will hold a hearing on Nov. 21 on the issue of whether financial regulators are too close to or too soft on the banks they supervise.

Wiliams-Sonoma delayed recall of dangerous shades

Consumer Product Safety Commission says retailer waited too long to report window coverings that posed a hazard to kids

China growth to slow to 5 percent over next year or so: London consultancy

China's economic growth will slow sharply to 5 percent over the next year or so rather than close to 7 percent suggested by forecasts based on official statistics, according to a new indicator of growth momentum published by Fathom, a London-based consultancy.

A Conference On Finance For Everyone Else

By Simon Johnson It is hard to move around in Washington these days without bumping into a conference on the future of finance. But most of these are either closed to the public, or run on behalf of large banks … Continue reading ?

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