By Associated Press | 11/12/13 09:37 AM
LONDON (AP) — Markets were unmoved Tuesday by a promise from China's political leaders for the free market to play a bigger role in the country's state-dominated economy. At the end of a four-day meeting aimed at producing a reform blueprint for the coming decade, Communist Party leaders...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/11/13 02:56 PM
American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin is pushing back against complacency over deficits this week and calling for renewed attention to the problem of the United States’ long-term debt.
11/11/13 12:22 PM
(www.nytimes.com) At a meeting on financial crises, Lawrence H. Summers and Ben S. Bernanke engaged in a lively debate on the Fed’s monetary policy.
By Bloomberg News | 11/06/13 10:40 AM
U.S. stocks advanced, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a record close, as investors awaited data this week on jobs and economic growth for clues on when the Federal Reserve will cut stimulus.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/04/13 10:33 AM
The government shutdown and debt limit fight is in the past, in terms of politics. For the U.S. economy, however, the fallout is yet to be quantified. On Friday, the federal government will release its delayed October jobs report, the biggest early indicator report yet on how much the...
11/04/13 09:48 AM
(www.bloomberg.com) Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said fiscal discord has led to the U.S. government playing a suppressive role in the economy’s recovery and the central bank should transition back to interest-rate driven monetary policy at the earliest possible time.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/01/13 10:40 AM
U.S. manufacturing grew strongly in October, a sign that the government shutdown and debt limit fight earlier in the month did not derail the tepid-but-resilient private-sector recovery.
By Joseph Lawler | 10/30/13 02:53 PM
The Federal Reserve announced no significant changes to monetary policy Wednesday afternoon, meaning that its $85 billion a month bond-buying program will remain in place and at its current size for now. No major moves were expected. In a statement released at the end of a two-day meeting of...
By John Stossel | 10/30/13 01:36 PM
I've always avoided reporting on the Federal Reserve. I know it's more important than much of the stuff I cover, but it's so boring. How can I succeed on TV reporting on the Fed? Fed chairs even work at being dull. Alan Greenspan said he tried to be obscure because he didn't want to spook...
By Joseph Lawler | 10/30/13 12:09 PM
Newly released data shows that inflation once again had slowed before the government shutdown delayed the release of federally produced economic statistics.
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