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  • Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks

    Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks
    Stock prices are near all-time highs, but the real place to be this year is the bond market. To the surprise of many on Wall Street, the long-underestimated fixed-income market is quietly outperforming its equity counterpart. Many investors expected...
  • Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success

    Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success
    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis. He rightly takes credit for what most...
  • Fischer is confirmed to Fed board

    Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel head picked by President Obama for the No. 2 job at the Federal Reserve, won Senate confirmation Wednesday to become a member of the Fed's board of governors. The 68-27 vote in favor of Fischer means he will...
  • Will Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner have a battle of the books?

    Will Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner have a battle of the books?
    If there's one thing Federal Reserve chairmen are sensitive to, it's timing. So when W.W. Norton chose this week to announce a forthcoming book by former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, which it dubs "the ultimate insider's memoir of the global financial...
  • The inflation alarms are still false

    The inflation alarms are still false
    There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV. Chicago-based...
  • Fed stays the course on rates

    Fed stays the course on rates
    The Federal Reserve seemed to give investors and the business world just about everything they wanted to hear. The Fed endorsed the view that the sharp contraction in the first quarter was a blip: The economy has rebounded from the weather-related...
  • Tea Party activist who beat Cantor is economist and Ayn Rand fan

    David Brat, who scored a huge political upset with his primary election defeat of House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is a conservative Tea Party Republican and a college professor who has written about the role of religion in economic...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • Democrats Won't Back True Progressive

    If Ohio's senior senator were named Sharon Brown instead of Sherrod Brown, progressives would have a plausible political pin-up and a serious alternative to the tawdry boredom of Hillary Clinton's joyless plod toward her party's presidential nomination....
  • How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?

    How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?
    It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time. It was somewhat less widely noticed that on that day, you would have notched a...
  • America squanders its human capital

     America squanders its human capital
    My family's newest member popped into the world with this year's crocuses, just in time for UNICEF's report card on child well-being. Unbeknownst to our bundle of joy, the country of his birth was down at the bottom of the list of 29 nations, with...