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Fed’s Tarullo: Wall Street Has Work to do to Improve Its Culture

Federal Reserve Gov. Daniel Tarullo reprimanded Wall Street executives for not doing enough to control the behavior of employees and suggested regulators and prosecutors could impose further constraints on the financial industry if it doesn’t do a better job of policing itself.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/20/feds-tarullo-wall-street-has-work-to-do-to-improve-its-culture/?mod=marketbeat

Is The Fed Behind The Curve or Jumping The Gun?

Jon Faust, director of the Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins University, asks how we’ll be able to tell when the time has arrived for the Fed to tighten monetary policy.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/20/is-the-fed-behind-the-curve-or-jumping-the-gun/?mod=marketbeat

Low For Long: A Q&A With Boston Fed’s Rosengren

BOSTON–The Federal Reserve is ready to end its bond-buying program at its meeting next week, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said in an interview Saturday. But if overseas weakness turns out to have a greater negative impact on the U.S. economy than he currently expects, Mr. Rosengren said the central bank could just hold off further before raising interest rates. Here is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation, which took places on the sidelines of a Boston Fed conference titled “Equality of Economic Opportunity”:


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/19/low-for-long-a-qa-with-boston-feds-rosengren/?mod=marketbeat

A Q&A With San Francisco Fed’s John Williams

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams
Reuters

The Federal Reserve should end its bond-purchase program as planned at its policy mee


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/19/a-qa-with-san-francisco-feds-john-williams/?mod=marketbeat

5 Quotes From Janet Yellen on Income and Wealth Inequality

Here are five statistical snapshots Ms. Yellen offered to put the U.S.'s wealth and income inequality trend in perspective:


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/18/5-quotes-from-janet-yellen-on-income-and-wealth-inequality/?mod=marketbeat

Community Activist Critiques Lack of Diversity at Boston Fed Conference

A policy activist speaking at a conference on inequality at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said the makeup of the conference’s participants lacked diversity and therefore could not do justice to an issue that affects minorities disproportionately.
Angela Glover Blackwell, CEO of PolicyLink, a community development group, pointed out what she said was an uncomfortable but obvious reality about the discussion around inequality.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/17/community-activist-critiques-lack-of-diversity-at-boston-fed-conference/?mod=WSJBlog
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