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SF Fed: Robin Hood Economic Policies May Not Boost Economy That Much

Taking money from the rich and giving it to those less well-off may not generate the stimulative boost to the economy many economists and policy makers currently believe.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/29/sf-fed-robin-hood-economic-policies-may-not-boost-economy-that-much/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed Should Keep Rates at Zero Until Mid-2016 to Avoid ‘Dark Corners,’ IMF Paper Says

The Federal Reserve should wait until the middle of 2016 to start raising short-term interest rates from near zero to ensure the economy is on a firmer footing and inflation is returning to the central bank’s 2% target after undershooting it for more than three years.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/29/fed-should-keep-rates-at-zero-until-mid-2016-to-avoid-dark-corners-imf-paper-says/?mod=WSJBlog

What Yellen And Other U.S. Officials Have Said About Greece and the Global Economy

The fast-developing situation in Greece and the eurozone could spark volatility in financial markets and the global economy. The Federal Reserve, among others, is watching for fallout from overseas that could affect the U.S.
Here is a roundup of recent statements by top U.S. officials, including policy makers at the Fed, about international developments, how they might be felt in the U.S. and the implications for monetary policy.
 


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/28/what-yellen-and-other-u-s-officials-have-said-about-greece-and-the-global-economy/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Esther George: U.S. Payments System Needs Improvement

Kansas City Fed President Esther George, shown in April, touted in a speech Thursday what she hoped would be a collaborative process to further modernize the way money is shifted around in the U.S.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/26/feds-esther-george-u-s-payments-system-needs-improvement/?mod=WSJBlog
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