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Fed Releases New Document Detailing Large Bank Supervision

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The Federal Reserve released new details about the committee at the center of its bank supervision policy, giving the public its first look at what has become known a

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/17/fed-releases-new-document-detailing-large-bank-supervision/?mod=WSJBlog

The Economy Has Slowed Because the Fed Has Already Tightened

The U.S. economy has downshifted rather abruptly in the last few months, prompting new discussion within the Federal Reserve about delaying its first interest-rate increase. Yet the growth deceleration should not come as a surprise, because the Fed has already tightened.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/17/the-economy-has-slowed-because-the-fed-has-already-tightened/?mod=WSJBlog

By One Measure, Wages for Most U.S. Workers Peaked in 1972

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By one measure, wages for most U.S. workers peaked more than four decades ago.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/17/by-one-measure-wages-for-most-u-s-workers-peaked-in-1972/?mod=WSJBlog

India’s Central Bank Chief Okay With Fed Move Toward Higher Rates

WASHINGTON–India’s central bank chief signaled Thursday he’s at peace with Federal Reserve rate increases when they arrive, despite past misgivings.
“I don’t think we expect the Fed to remain on hold forever,” Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said as part of a panel discussion at the International Monetary Fund’s spring meetings in Washington. “At some point the Fed has to decide it’s appropriate and start moving. We have to adjust to that,” he said.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/16/indias-central-bank-chief-okay-with-fed-move-toward-higher-rates/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Rosengren: Conditions Not Yet Met to Support Rate Rises

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said he thinks current inflation and job market data don’t support moving short-term rates off of their near-zero levels.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/16/feds-rosengren-conditions-not-yet-met-to-support-rate-rises/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Mester Comfortable With Raising Rates ‘Relatively Soon’

The U.S. economy has improved to a point where the risks of delaying policy tightening by the Federal Reserve could soon outweigh the benefits of keeping rates near zero, a top Fed official said Thursday, suggesting a June liftoff in rates is possible if incoming data allow.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/16/feds-mester-comfortable-raising-rates-soon-if-first-quarter-slowdown-proves-transitory/?mod=WSJBlog
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