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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Fed Full Employment Fallacy

Fed Full Employment Fallacy Food and Energy Inflation is Not Transitory Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday held his first press conference in history. The press conference took place shortly after the Fed announced its decision to leave the … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Double Dip U.S. Housing Prices

Double Dip U.S. Housing Prices Home prices in ‘double dip’ By Les Christie NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Home prices in February sank 3.3% to just above the post-crisis lows reached in April 2009. It was the seventh straight month of … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Crony Capitalism David Stockman

Crony Capitalism David Stockman Federal Reserve’s path of destruction Commentary: Crony capitalism continues By David Stockman This is part two of a two-part series by David Stockman. Read part one. GREENWICH, Conn. (MarketWatch) — The destructive result of the Federal … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Federal Reserve Press Conferences End the Fed

Federal Reserve Press Conferences End the Fed  Fed on the Ropes? Bernanke to Hold Press Conferences Written by Thomas R. Eddlem The recent decision by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to begin holding press conferences may be one more indication … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Central Banks Federal Reserve Policy

Central Banks Federal Reserve Policy The Fed vs. Other Central Banks By RANDALL W. FORSYTH  Most other banks battle inflation and strengthening currencies, woes largely influenced by the U.S. bank’s policies. The divide between U.S. monetary policy and those of … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog iPad Not Edible

iPad Not Edible Thanks, Ben, for Our Wealth Boost Federal Reserve policies lift stock prices for the rich — and food prices for everybody else by By RANDALL W. FORSYTH   Americans’ wealth has been growing because of the rise in … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Federal Reserve Speculative Boom

Federal Reserve Speculative Boom Could a Fed Rate Hike Boost the U.S. Economy? By Alen Mattich Dennis Lockhart, president of the Atlanta Fed, argued this week that the Federal Reserve shouldn’t rule out further quantitative easing once QE2 winds up in … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Stagflation Conundrum

Stagflation Conundrum Oil Jump Presents Conundrum for Fed By Luca Di Leo Two top Federal Reserve officials on Monday offered conflicting views on the right response to higher oil prices, kicking off what’s likely to be a lively debate within … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Federal Reserve vs Reality

Federal Reserve vs Reality   The Chasm Between Consumers and the Fed by Floyd Norris INFLATION in the United States is low, and seems to be going down if it is moving at all. The Federal Reserve thinks it will … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gas Prices Inflation

Gas Prices Inflation Bernanke: Don’t blame Federal Reserve for record-high food prices By Mark Trumbull Ben Bernanke says Federal Reserve policy is not responsible for the UN’s Food Price Index now standing at its highest level in 21 years or … Continue reading

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