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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: 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

Last-Minute Halloween Shopping? You May Find Cheaper Candy

If you waited until Halloween to buy goodies for your neighborhood’s trick-or-treaters, you’re in luck. Pricing data suggest you’re less likely to pay a premium today than if you stocked up 10 days ago.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/31/last-minute-halloween-shopping-you-may-find-cheaper-candy/?mod=WSJBlog

BOJ Outlook Report: What to Watch

The Bank of Japan is trying to achieve stable price growth of 2%.

The Bank of Japan is set to release its

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/30/boj-outlook-report-what-to-watch/?mod=marketbeat

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/2014/10/29/parsing-the-fed-how-the-statement-changed-42/?mod=WSJBlog

The Fed’s October Meeting – At A Glance

Here are four key things to watch in the Fed’s statement to be released Wednesday at 2 p.m., after its two-day policy meeting concludes.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/28/the-feds-october-meeting-at-a-glance/?mod=WSJBlog
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