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Money and Monetary Policy

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  • Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday

    Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- Janet L. Yellen, who broke the Federal Reserve's glass ceiling, marks two more milestones Wednesday, wrapping up her initial policymaking meeting as chairwoman then facing reporters' questions for the first time since taking office last...
  • Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero

    Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to continue reducing their bond-buying stimulus program and said they no longer would consider raising its near-zero interest rate once the unemployment rate fell below 6.5%. The Federal Open...
  • What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]

    What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]
    Finding the road to a healthy economic policy sometimes is a matter of getting behind the wheel the proper performance vehicle. Driving the new Corvette Stingray is as enlightening as it is thrilling. The engine roars to life and propels you effortlessly,...
  • Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying

    Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying
    WASHINGTON — With the economy slowly improving, Federal Reserve officials are shifting their efforts from stimulating the recovery to restoring normal monetary policy — although new Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen tried to stress that day remains...
  • Initial jobless claims remain low at 320,000 as weather effects ease

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose a bit to 320,000 last week, but remained low as the effects of severe winter weather continued to ease, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time...
  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year fixed mortgage rate falls to 4.32%

    Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week, with Freddie Mac reporting the average for 30-year loans dropped to 4.32% from 4.37% last week. The McLean, Va., housing finance company said lenders were offering 15-year fixed home loans, a popular option for...
  • Transparency at the Fed: What's wrong with that?

     Transparency at the Fed: What's wrong with that?
    The Federal Reserve said again this week that it didn't foresee raising short-term interest rates any time soon, although it did so in an official statement that was more vague than its previous pronouncements. Then new Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave...
  • Thailand court scraps election results, extending political gridlock

    Thailand's constitutional court Friday nullified the Feb. 2 election won by supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra amid an opposition boycott, prolonging the country's 4-month-old political crisis and threatening a deeper toll on its tourism-...
  • To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics

     To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics
    The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...
  • Edna Pardo, 1921-2014

     Edna Pardo, 1921-2014
    Edna Pardo worked tirelessly to improve her community, focusing much of her effort on the inequities of Illinois school finance in her longtime role as a leader of the League of Women Voters of Chicago. "Edna was a very optimistic lady, and she really...
  • On Harford's solid bond ratings [Editorial]

    Few aspects of modern life are as tedious as matters of finance. Sure, everyone understands what goes into taking out a five-year car loan then paying it off with interest in installments over the next 60 months. Credit cards are a little bit more...