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Inflation and Deflation

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  • The Week Ahead: Jobs warm up, but slow earnings likely to hamper inflation

    It hasn't been since the winter of 2012 that the U.S. job market has been as hot as it's been this past spring. While that's turning the rhetoric on inflation, it's unlikely to turn up the heat on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. It's good...
  • 'War and Gold' explains the chaotic history of money

    "War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt" by Kwasi Kwarteng; Public Affairs/Perseus Books (442 pages, $28.99) One of my souvenirs is a note from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. I paid a vendor in Victoria Falls $3 for it, and that...
  • Euro, sterling expected to hold firm over coming months: Reuters poll

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - The euro will hold its strength for at least a few more months, but a U.S. dollar rally, which analysts and investors have been waiting on for many months, will begin later this year, a Reuters poll found. The European Central Bank,...
  • Fed's Bullard says getting harder to justify low U.S. rates

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As conditions in U.S. credit markets return to normal, a policy of near-zero interest rates will be increasingly difficult to defend in light of the burden it puts on savers, a top Fed official said on Thursday. "The policy of the...
  • Abenomics picks up speed: The battle for Japan

    Abenomics picks up speed: The battle for Japan
    The arrest on May 17th of a Japanese pop star, Aska, for possessing drugs would normally have attracted little attention. Yet the tentacles of the affair reach further. Aska is an acquaintance of Yasuyuki Nambu, founder of Pasona, a temporary-staffing...
  • Do you want an annuity in your retirement plan?

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department has just given a tax break and its blessings to retirement savers who want to buy long-term deferred annuities in their 401(k) and individual retirement accounts. The new rule focuses on a particular kind...
  • Brazil's inflation to ease if interest rates hold steady: Tombini

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Interest rates at current levels should bring Brazil's inflation back to the center of the government target, central bank chief Alexandre Tombini said in an interview published on Tuesday, signaling he has no plans to raise borrowing...
  • U.S. inflation hinges on long-term unemployed: Fed study

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Whether U.S. inflation next year rises above or remains stuck below the Federal Reserve's 2-percent target will depend in large part on how easily the long-term unemployed find work, a study published on Monday by the San...
  • 'Easy money' helped to hold down unemployment, researchers find

    Without the Fed and its low interest rates, the jobless rate would have been higher these past few years pretty much all economists agree on that. But how much worse would things have been? A paper written by two economists for the Federal Reserve...
  • Taiwan central bank to keep rates firm, eye on growth, Fed

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's central bank will likely keep interest rates unchanged at its policy meeting Thursday, as inflation has yet to pick up and rates in the United States remain at record lows. The central bank has maintained an accommodative...
  • Wethersfield Charter Commission Considers Minor Changes

    WETHERSFIELD — Nearly six months into its work, the charter revision commission is so far considering only minor changes to the document. Amendments being contemplated include indexing referendums and bidding thresholds for inflation and...