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One Reason for Inflation Softness Might Be the Season, Fed Research Suggests

Inflation tends to be a little higher in the first six months of the year and a little lower in July through December.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/31/one-reason-for-inflation-softness-might-be-the-season-fed-research-suggests/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Kocherlakota: FOMC Dissent Driven by Persistent Inflation Weakness

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota said Friday he believes the U.S. central bank is failing to defend its inflation goal and that it should be providing more stimulus to the economy, in a statement defending his dissenting vote at this week’s monetary policy meeting.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/31/feds-kocherlakota-fomc-dissent-driven-by-persistent-inflation-weakness/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s New Reverse Repo Terms Catch Wall Street’s Attention


Market participants say the Federal Reserve’s latest changes to a program aimed at controlling short-term interest rates show the central bank is edging ever closer to

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/30/feds-new-reverse-repo-terms-catch-wall-streets-attention/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Yellen Says Economics Can Benefit From More Diversity

Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history, said Thursday the economics profession, which is dominated by white males, could benefit from a more diverse range of views.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/30/feds-yellen-says-economics-can-benefit-from-more-diversity/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Axis of Opposition Shifts from Hawks to Doves

The Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to end its bond-buying program helped moved  the needle of formal opposition at the central bank from the camp of officials opposed to its ultra-easy credit policies to the group wanting them to continue for a long time to come.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/29/feds-axis-of-opposition-shifts-from-hawks-to-doves/?mod=WSJBlog
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