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In the wrong direction

In the wrong direction | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
AS THE country with the European Union’s fastest-ageing population, Germany has repeatedly tweaked its pension system to avert a slow-motion demographic disaster....
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Dominant and dangerous

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IF HEGEMONS are good for anything, it is for conferring stability on the systems they dominate. For 70 years the dollar has been the superpower of the financial and...
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More red lights than green

More red lights than green | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
PITY the central banker. When models of the economy go haywire, academics can retreat to their offices to fix them. But even when signals flash red, amber and green...
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The lowdown

The lowdown | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
INFLATION has lingered beneath the Federal Reserve’s 2% target for nearly as long as the goal, set in January 2012, has existed. Lately, the misses have been...
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2015 High School Fed Challenge: How to Create a Presentation - Federal Reserve Bank of New York

2015 High School Fed Challenge: How to Create a Presentation - Federal Reserve Bank of New York | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
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Age shall not weary her

Age shall not weary her | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
AS THE holiday season of 1913 drew near, only one thing stood between Woodrow Wilson and a long-awaited vacation on the Gulf of Mexico. Congress was still fighting...
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Sneaky stimulus

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I RECOMMEND you read my colleague's assessment of yesterday's Federal Reserve statement. I think he's spot on in his comments, with one small exception. I'm not sure...
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Both better, and worse, than it looks

Both better, and worse, than it looks | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
FOR the last month, America’s economy has been suffused with something rarely seen these last five years: optimism. Evidence of accelerating economic activity...
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The taper disaster that wasn't

The taper disaster that wasn't | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
THE WORLD Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, published today, gives a useful summary of how emerging markets have fared in the face of the Fed’s move...
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US 10-Year Yields Reach 3-Month High as Data Bolster Fed Bets - San Diego Source (subscription)

US 10-Year Yields Reach 3-Month High as Data Bolster Fed Bets - San Diego Source (subscription) | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
US 10-Year Yields Reach 3-Month High as Data Bolster Fed Bets San Diego Source (subscription) 24 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury 10-year note yields reached the highest in more than three months after data showed durable- goods orders rose in November more...
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After Tightening Pensions, Germany Eases Rules for Some

After Tightening Pensions, Germany Eases Rules for Some | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
The decision to allow some workers to retire early with full pension benefits has drawn rebukes from younger workers and from countries that Berlin had urged to adopt austerity measures.
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Tightening pains

Tightening pains | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
ECONOMISTS and investors are not only worried about when the Federal Reserve will start to push up interest rates. Just as important is the scale and length of the...
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False start

False start | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
THE last time the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate, there was no one to tweet about it. That rise, in June 2006, predated Twitter’s public...
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2015 High School Fed Challenge: How to Effectively Present - Federal Reserve Bank of New York

2015 High School Fed Challenge: How to Effectively Present - Federal Reserve Bank of New York | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
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Working hard or hardly working?

Working hard or hardly working? | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
Not an easy season to seek work ON JANUARY 10th the Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) reported some miserable jobs numbers: a net increase of only 74,000 in...
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QE, finitely

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JUST a few months ago it appeared Ben Bernanke would finish his eight-year term as chairman of the Federal Reserve without knowing whether his boldest and most...
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Long time gone

Long time gone | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
THE budget deal that Republicans and Democrats cobbled together in December left several pieces of business unfinished. Among them was the fate of extended...
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What is quantitative easing?

What is quantitative easing? | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
AMERICA'S Federal Reserve surprised markets in December by starting to "taper" its programme of monthly purchases of government and mortgage bonds—a process known...
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CHART OF THE DAY: The American Consumer Is Just Crushing It - Business Insider

CHART OF THE DAY: The American Consumer Is Just Crushing It - Business Insider | Fed Challenge | Scoop.it
CHART OF THE DAY: The American Consumer Is Just Crushing It Business Insider "Current quarter real GDP growth looks to be running near 4%," tweeted Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna after the report.
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