| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:12 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of Japan will continue to pursue its massive monetary easing program, with the Japanese economy only halfway to achieving its 2 percent inflation target, the central bank's governor said on Friday.
The BoJ began an intense burst...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:07 AM
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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite a sharp jump in food costs, consumer prices increased just 0.1% last month in an indication inflation remains in check, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Over the previous year, the consumer price index has risen 1.1%. The...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:56 PM
Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang.
The findings, made...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years, setting up a potential fight over whether to guarantee future increases by tying the rate to inflation.
Delegates voted 89-46 for the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's new leader, Janet L. Yellen, signaled that the central bank is likely to keep scaling back its signature stimulus program despite a recent string of weak economic data.
Making her first congressional appearance...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: Recently I've paid off almost $20,000 in credit card debt and am determined not to go down that path again. Because I haven't used these cards in a while, though, I'm starting to get notifications from the credit card companies that they're...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The Wall Street Journal is on the hard-money side of the debate over recent monetary policy. But its editorial on the departure of Ben S. Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve articulated a conventional wisdom that transcends that debate.
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as President Barack Obama urged in his State of the Union address last month, is as popular an idea as ever. It's also a worse idea than ever.
Obama presented it as a way to help struggling families:...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
We asked some Wall Street wizards to reveal the strategies they use themselves.
Will Danoff, manager of Fidelity Contrafund, a $105 billion mutual fund:
What was the best investment you ever made?
I started buying Apple...