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The Fed Turns Gloomier on the Supply Side

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Wednesday.
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The Fed has revised down its growth outlook so often that it seems hardly noteworthy it did so ag


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/19/the-fed-turns-gloomier-on-the-supply-side/?mod=WSJBlog

In Fed vs. Markets, the Markets Win Big

One of the financial market’s great puzzles is why fixed-income investors predicted short-term interest rates would rise much more slowly than the Federal Open Market Committee itself expected.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/19/in-fed-vs-markets-the-markets-win-big/?mod=WSJBlog

5 Things to Know About the Job Market for Veterans

Military veterans who served since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are more likely to be unemployed than their peers involved in earlier conflicts.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/19/5-things-to-know-about-the-job-market-for-veterans/?mod=WSJBlog

The Fed Doesn’t Think the U.S. Economy Is at Full Employment, After All

Full employment in the U.S. isn’t here quite yet, according to the latest Federal Reserve economic projections.
Back in December, Fed policy makers pegged the economy’s normal longer-run unemployment rate somewhere between 5.2% and 5.5%. But in updated projections released on Wednesday, they lowered their estimate of the longer-run jobless rate to a range between 5% and 5.2%.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/18/the-fed-doesnt-think-the-u-s-economy-is-at-full-employment-after-all/?mod=WSJBlog

Parsing the Fed: How the Statement Changed

The Federal Reserve releases a statement at the conclusion of each of its policy-setting meetings, outlining the central bank’s economic outlook and the actions it plans to take. Much of the statement remains the same from meeting to meeting. Fed watchers closely parse changes between statements to see how the Fed’s views are evolving.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/18/parsing-the-fed-how-the-statement-changed-45/?mod=WSJBlog

Recap: Fed Decision and Janet Yellen’s Press Conference

Federal Reserve Bank Chairwoman Janet Yellen arrives for a news conference after a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee at the Fed headquarters in Washington on Wednesday.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/18/live-blog-fed-decision-and-janet-yellens-press-conference-2/?mod=marketbeat

5 Things to Watch in the Fed’s March Meeting

The Fed’s policy making committee issues its statement and new economic projections Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s press conference at 2:30 p.m. Here are a few things to keep an eye on.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/17/5-things-to-watch-in-the-feds-march-meeting/?mod=WSJBlog

North Dakota Unemployment Still Lowest in Nation Despite Oil-Price Crash

The jobless rate in North Dakota remained at 2.8% in January, the nation’s lowest, despite a crash in oil prices.
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North Dakota’s unempl


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/17/north-dakota-unemployment-still-lowest-in-nation-despite-oil-price-crash/?mod=WSJBlog

Here’s the Real Reason Medical Residents Make Just $47,000 a Year, Study Suggests

In 2010, the average medical resident made about $47,000 a year, while physician assistants made about $86,000.
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“Doctor” is kn


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/16/heres-the-real-reason-medical-residents-make-just-47000-a-year-study-suggests/?mod=WSJBlog
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