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Fed’s Janet Yellen Not Worried About Falling Oil Prices, Russian Turmoil

Lower gas prices are “certainly good for families, for households,” Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said.
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Parsing the Fed: How the Statement Changed

The Federal Reserve releases a statement at the conclusion of each of its policy-setting meetings, outlining the central bank’s economic outlook and the actions it plans to take. Much of the statement remains the same from meeting to meeting. Fed watchers closely parse changes between statements to see how the Fed’s views are evolving.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/17/parsing-the-fed-how-the-statement-changed-43/?mod=WSJBlog

Why the Decline in the Consumer Price Index Might Not Be Over

November saw the steepest drop in consumer prices in almost six years, and that decline may have further to go as the collapse of oil continues to pull down prices.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/17/why-the-decline-in-the-consumer-price-index-might-not-be-over/?mod=WSJBlog

Oil Is Dragging Down Prices Faster Than Official Price Index Can Capture

Consumer prices around the world are pulling back so rapidly, along with the collapse of oil prices, that official measures of inflation have yet to capture the magnitude of the decline. But the Billion Prices Project, which scrapes the Internet daily to capture changing prices online, is recording a significant and broadening plunge in consumer prices.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/16/oil-is-dragging-down-prices-faster-than-official-price-index-can-capture/?mod=WSJBlog

5 Things to Watch at the December Fed Meeting

Here are five key things to keep an eye on when the Federal Reserve releases a policy statement and new economic projections on Wednesday.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/16/5-things-to-watch-at-the-december-fed-meeting/?mod=WSJBlog
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