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Fed Reverse Repos Again See Demand Surge As Treasury Navigates Tax Time

A shortage of Treasury securities is driving very strong demand for a tool the Federal Reserve is testing in hopes that it may one day give the central bank better control over short-term interest rates.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/23/fed-reverse-repos-again-see-demand-surge-as-treasury-navigates-tax-time/?mod=marketbeat

Grand Central: Housing Recovery, We Hardly Knew You

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/23/grand-central-housing-recovery-we-hardly-knew-you/?mod=marketbeat

To Gauge Jobs Progress, Fed Should Focus on Wages: Former BOE Officials

The Federal Reserve should focus on evidence of wage gains rather than falling unemployment as a sign the economy is improving enough to start raising interest rates, two former Bank of England officials say.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/22/to-gauge-jobs-progress-fed-should-focus-on-wages-former-boe-officials/?mod=marketbeat

Bernanke Says Fed Actions Could Have Been Better Communicated to Public

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Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday the U.S.  central bank’

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/22/bernanke-says-fed-actions-could-have-been-better-communicated-to-public/?mod=marketbeat

Grand Central: Central Bank Nirvana, Interrupted

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/22/grand-central-central-bank-nirvana-interrupted/?mod=WSJBlog

San Francisco Fed Paper: Okun’s Law Isn’t Broken, As Many Had Feared

One of the Great Recession’s enduring mysteries has been the apparent breakdown in longstanding relationships between the economy’s growth rate and unemployment during and after the downturn.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/21/san-francisco-fed-paper-okuns-law-isnt-broken-as-many-had-feared/?mod=WSJBlog

Long- and Short-Term Unemployment Have Similar Inflation Impact: Fed Paper

Long-term unemployment creates a drag on inflation similar to that created by short-term joblessness, according to a new paper by a Federal Reserve economist paper that casts doubt on the notion that researchers should study the two categories separately.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/21/long-and-short-term-unemployment-have-similar-inflation-impact-fed-paper/?mod=marketbeat

Fed Bond-Buying Delivered ‘Significant’ Boost to U.S. Economy, IMF Researchers Say

How much of a punch did the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policies pack?
Quite a wallop, two economists say in a new paper published Friday by the International Monetary Fund.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/18/fed-bond-buying-delivered-significant-boost-to-u-s-economy-imf-researchers-say/?mod=WSJBlog

Anti-Discrimination Laws Didn’t Help Older Men Get Back to Work

Tough age-discrimination laws didn’t do much to help older unemployed men find work during and after the recession, according to a recent analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  It actually may have hurt them.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/04/18/anti-discrimination-laws-didnt-help-older-men-get-back-to-work/?mod=marketbeat
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