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Fed’s Evans Favors Mid-2016 for Interest-Rate Increase

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said the U.S. central bank should hold off on an interest-rate increase until mid-2016 as concerns remain over low inflation, risks abroad and the strength of the economy at home.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/07/09/feds-evans-favors-mid-2016-for-interest-rate-increase/?mod=WSJBlog

The U.S. Stands Out on Labor Force Participation Rates

A key labor market indicator–the labor-force participation rate–has been on the decline in the U.S., unlike in other countries.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/26/the-u-s-stands-out-on-labor-force-participation-rates/?mod=blogmod

After Energy-Job Losses, Texas Jobs Boom in May

Much of the state’s growth has taken place in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, shown in February, and around San Antonio—two regions that have expanded their tech sectors.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/19/after-energy-job-losses-texas-jobs-boom-in-may/?mod=marketbeat

German Incomes Leaving Rest of Eurozone Behind

Five years into the eurozone’s debt crisis, Germans have seen their incomes move clearly above those of the rest of the currency area, while Greeks have suffered the largest decline.
Each year, the European Union’s statistics agency publishes figures for actual individual consumption (AIC), a measure of income that includes not just what people earn through their work, but what they receive in the form of goods and services provided by the state, such as health and education.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/19/german-incomes-leaving-rest-of-eurozone-behind/?mod=marketbeat

Fed Rate Decision and Janet Yellen’s Press Conference: What You Need to Know

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen at her news conference Wednesday after the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/17/fed-rate-decision-and-janet-yellens-press-conference-what-you-need-to-know/?mod=WSJBlog

Jobs and Wages Grew in Nearly Every Large U.S. County in 2014

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A man and child walk to a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Bentonville, Ark., in June.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/17/jobs-and-wages-grew-in-nearly-every-large-u-s-county-in-2014/?mod=blogmod
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