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  • Japan's recovery weak after 2 years of monetary 'bazooka'

    Two years after launching a bazooka of ultra-lavish monetary easing, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has made only fitful progress toward the goal of the 2 percent inflation rate he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said was needed to jolt the world's No. 3 economy out of its deflationary rut.
  • Fed's Lacker says there's 'strong' case for June interest rate hike

    Fed's Lacker says there's 'strong' case for June interest rate hike
    A top Federal Reserve policymaker said some of the recent economic weakness probably was caused by bad weather and insisted that a “strong” case for raising interest rates in June still exists. Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal...

    5 Savage truths about inflation

    5 Savage truths about inflation
    No one seems worried about inflation today. The symptom of inflation is rising prices, which doesn't seem to be happening -- except perhaps for medical services and college expenses. But inflation is specifically a money issue: more money pushing prices...

    Consumer spending barely increases in February despite rising incomes

    Consumer spending barely increases in February despite rising incomes
    Consumer spending barely increased in February as bad weather kept many shoppers in their homes -- and particularly out of auto showrooms -- despite another solid increase in incomes. Overall spending increased just 0.1%, the Commerce Department said...

    Clive Crook: Follow data on monetary policy

    The Federal Reserve wants to get monetary policy back to normal without scaring or surprising the financial markets. Now, try defining "normal," and you can see it's going to be difficult. A vital instrument of abnormal monetary policy has been the...