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Fed’s Kocherlakota: Raising Rates in 2015 Would Be a Mistake

Narayana Kocherlakota, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

NEW YORK–The president of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Narayana Kocherlakota, on Wednesday repeated his view that the U.S.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/05/feds-kocherlakota-raising-rates-in-2015-would-be-a-mistake/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Bullard Upbeat on Economy, Sees No Need for New Stimulus

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said in a television interview Tuesday that he is upbeat about the economy and doesn’t think any new central bank stimulus is needed to help keep the U.S. on track for 3% growth.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/04/feds-bullard-upbeat-on-economy-sees-no-need-for-new-stimulus/?mod=WSJ_EC_RT_Blog

Currency Peace: Fed Probably Welcomes Surprise BOJ Easing

Federal Reserve officials have long been urging the Bank of Japan to aggressively fight deflation, and several are likely to welcome a surprise move last Friday by the Japanese central bank to expand its bond-buying stimulus efforts to counter weakening data on growth and inflation.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/03/currency-peace-fed-probably-welcomes-surprise-boj-easing/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Fisher Is Fine With FOMC Direction, Stays Dissent Hand For Now

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher had been widely expected to dissent at

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/03/feds-fisher-fomc-neutered-pledge-to-keep-rates-low-for-considerable-time/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Lacker Says Inflation Is Low and Not a Problem

U.S. inflation pressures remain subdued despite solid improvement in the job market, Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, said Sunday.
The outlook gives the central bank room to remain patient about when to begin raising interest rates, Mr. Lacker said.
“Next year sometime it looks plausible that we’ll start needing to increase interest rates,” said Mr. Lacker, who will have a vote on the policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee in 2015, in an interview with Fox News Channel. “We’ll try to time that carefully given what the economy needs.”

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/02/feds-lacker-says-inflation-is-low-and-not-a-problem/?mod=WSJBlog

U.S. Gas Prices to Fall Below $3 a Gallon This Weekend

Gas prices at an Arco gas station this week in Mill Valley, Calif.
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The average gallon of gasoline will cost less than $3 this weekend for t

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/31/u-s-gas-prices-to-fall-below-3-a-gallon-this-weekend/?mod=WSJBlog

Why Hasn’t Inflation Picked Up in Japan?

The government and the Bank of Japan hope wage growth will eventually filter through the eco

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/31/why-hasnt-inflation-picked-up-in-japan/?mod=WSJBlog

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
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