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BlackRock: "We're on the precipice of a breakout in inflation"

``Jeff Rosenberg, chief fixed income strategist at BlackRock, discusses the change in Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's message on inflation as she testified this week on Capitol Hill and looks at market skepticism on the Fed's rate path. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." ''

Greenspan Blames Productivity Growth For Economic Ills But Inequality Big Factor

According to Alan Greenspan, former chair of the Federal Reserve Bank, some big economic problems we face are due to low productivity growth, which led to lower savings rates and less capital for investment, But a bigger problem may be lagging personal income.

US student debt tops $1.31 trillion: Does Betsy DeVos have a plan?

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Student loans were the leading cause for a substantial increase in household debt last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday. While the high balance of US student debt is not news anymore, the new record-high $1.31...Show More Summary

Fantasy league aims to lure US students to economics

Have you needed to use your high school chemistry recently? The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, part of the US central bank system, is on the forefront of trying to make economic and personal finance information accessible to the general public, and especially to students.

Alan Greenspan just explained how 'productivity' caused Brexit and Trump, in 10 elegant sentences

Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve whose low-interest policies (some say) helped inflate the dot-com and mortgage bubbles of 2000 and 2008, did a fascinating interview with Gold Investor recently. In it, Greenspan...Show More Summary

"There's Something Weird Going On": Jeff Snider On The Global Dollar Shortage

The first time we explained that one of the biggest risks facing a world in which the dollar is the reserve currency is a global USD shortage, was in mid-2009, when we wrote "How The Federal Reserve Bailed Out The World." At the time,...Show More Summary

Student Debt in America Has Hit a New Record

``The problem could be even worse than the New York Fed's data suggest. The report is based on a sample of household credit reports, which regulators have found are often filled with errors. The Federal Reserve Board in Washington has total student debt pegged higher, at $1.41 trillion... Show More Summary

Living Near Your Parents Can Help You Get Ahead In Your Career, Study Suggests

If you don’t like the idea of living in the same neighborhood as your parents, you may have a reason to reconsider. A new study by the Cleveland Federal Reserve shows that people who lost their job and lived near their parents were able to grow their wages faster than those who lived farther away.

Americans have $12.58 trillion of debt — here's what it looks like

Americans' debt balances rose "substantially" in the final quarter of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Household debt totaled $12.58 trillion as of December 31, 2016, according to the New York Fed's latest quarterly report on credit. Total debt increased by 1.8%, or $226 billion, in Q4. Show More Summary

CHARGE IT: U.S. household debt near record levels, Federal Reserve report says. It hasn’t been th…

CHARGE IT: U.S. household debt near record levels, Federal Reserve report says. It hasn’t been this high since 2008, but the foundation might be more secure this time around: The report indicates mortgages still make up the bulk of household debt, but student loans are now 10 percent of the total, auto loans are 9 […]

ALAN GREENSPAN: 'The eurozone is not working'

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan has a dire warning for Europe. Simply put: "The eurozone isn't working." Speaking in an interview in the February issue of "Gold Investor" — a magazine issued by the World Gold Council,Show More Summary

Fed President Admits US Banks Have Only "Half The Equity They Need"

Submitted by Simon Black via, In a scathing editorial published in the Wall Street Journal today, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari, blasted US banks, saying that they still lacked...Show More Summary

The problem is not tight money, it's unstable money

(February 16, 2017 04:48 PM, by Scott Sumner) Here's Business Insider: Janet Yellen's warning about low rates causing a recession doesn't make sense Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress this week that the US central bank could cause a recession if it waited too long to raise... (0 COMMENTS)

US Manufacturing Jumps to 33-Year High

The Philly Fed's Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey is a monthly report for the Third Federal Reserve District, covers eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. While it focuses exclusively on business in this district...

Managers at a $1 trillion asset manager say investors are dangerously underplaying 3 things (PRU)

Investors are focusing on upcoming European elections as risks, but the French outcome matters much more than what happens in Germany, the Netherlands, or Italy. Concerns about China's economy and the Federal Reserve's interest-rateShow More Summary

NY Fed: Household Debt Increases Substantially, Approaching Previous Peak

The Q4 report was released today: Household Debt and Credit Report.From the NY Fed: Household Debt Increases Substantially, Approaching Previous Peakhe Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt...Show More Summary

Philly Fed: Manufacturing Activity Accelerated in February at Strongest Rate since November 1983

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said that manufacturing activity expanded in February at its strongest rate since November 1983. The composite index of general business activity rose from 23.6...

Janet Yellen is wrong that low Fed rates raise recession risks and she knows it

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress this week the central bank could cause a recession if it waits too long to raise interest rates. Wait, what? Isn't it the other way around? Yes, according to Janet Yellen's testimony just...Show More Summary

GREENSPAN: The US cannot afford to spend on infrastructure like it wants to because it's not on the gold standard

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has again defended the gold standard monetary system that the US dropped in the 1930s. The gold standard pegged the value of the dollar to the precious metal at $35 an ounce, and the USShow More Summary

Examining Changes in Labor Force Participation

Examining Changes in Labor Force Participation Ellyn Terry, Atlanta Federal Reserve, February 6, 2017       The Labor Department announced on Friday that January’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, only 10 basis points below the level in January 2016. Show More Summary

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