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5 Quotes from Janet Yellen’s Speech on the U.S. Economy

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen predicted the U.S. economy will grow at a moderate pace this year, and reaffirmed the Fed’s intention to begin raising short-term interest rates later this year. Here are five key quotes from her remarks Friday in Cleveland.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/07/10/5-quotes-from-janet-yellens-speech-on-the-u-s-economy/?mod=WSJBlog

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

The week’s calendar includes reports on a wide array of sectors. Of keen interest, however, will be the data covering demand for housing and for capital goods.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/19/5-things-to-watch-on-the-economic-calendar-73/?mod=marketbeat

How Productivity Growth Could Change the Fed’s Rate Path

The U.S. could be in for a stretch of low productivity growth, which would have the counterintuitive effect of tightening the labor market, raising wages and forcing Federal Reserve officials to raise rates more rapidly than they otherwise would, says a new analysis from a trio of Deutsche Bank economists.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/17/deutsche-bank-sees-slow-productivity-growth-ahead/?mod=WSJBlog
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