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Central Banking and Economics Reporter — Wall Street Journal
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Reporter covering the Federal Reserve and economics at The @WSJ. Previously at @Reuters. Reasonably confident rates will one day rise again.

Yellen Meetings With Medley Global Come Under Scrutiny

wsj.com — Efforts to press Federal Reserve for more details on possible leak focus attention on chairwoman's contacts Congressional efforts to press the Federal Reserve for more details about a possible leak have suddenly focused attention on Chairwoman Janet Yellen's contacts with financial firms. Ms. Yellen met in 2011 and 2012 with a representative of Medley Global Advisors, the financial consultancy involved in several investigations into its publication of sensitive details of internal Fed policy deliberations.

Fed’s Yellen Cites Progress on Bank Regulation

wsj.com — The Federal Reserve and other financial regulators have made the banking system a lot safer following the historic financial crisis of 2008, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Wednesday. "We and other supervisory agencies have made significant progress in addressing incentive problems within the financial sector, especially within the banking sector," Ms. Yellen said in prepared remarks that didn't address the current state of the...

Yellen Meetings With Financial Firm Come Under Scrutiny

wsj.com — Congressional efforts to press the Federal Reserve for more details about a possible leak have suddenly focused attention on Chairwoman Janet Yellen's contacts with financial firms. Ms. Yellen met in 2011 and 2012 with a representative of Medley Global Advisors, the financial consultancy involved in several investigations into its publication of sensitive details of internal Fed policy deliberations.

As Fed Shines Light on Shadow Banking, Its Regulatory Limits Get Laid Bare

wsj.com — As Federal Reserve officials ramp up their efforts to monitor and curb risky activities by financial firms outside the banking system, a key question is emerging: What can they do about any problems they find? The so-called shadow-banking system is growing again in the U.S.

Fed Set to End QE3, but Not the QE Concept

online.wsj.com — Federal Reserve officials meeting Tuesday and Wednesday are virtually certain to end their latest bond-buying program, but they won't be retiring the policy for good. Their recent comments show bond purchases are now an established part of the Fed's policy tool kit that they could employ again in times of deep economic trouble.

‘Slack’ in Job Market Hurts Wage Growth, Chicago Fed Paper Says

blogs.wsj.com — The U.S. labor market still has plenty of unused capacity or "slack," and that hurts workers at the bottom of the income ladder the most, according to a paper released Friday by two economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. They say labor market conditions have "yet to revert fully to prerecessionary levels."

Kocherlakota Says Fed Still Missing Inflation, Jobs Goals

blogs.wsj.com — U.S. inflation has remained consistently below the Federal Reserve's 2% inflation target and is forecast to continue doing so, while the broader economy is still "some way" from full employment, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota s aid Friday.

James Bullard Says Fed Getting ‘Pretty Close’ to Policy Goals

blogs.wsj.com — In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said falling unemployment and rising inflation are bringing the Federal Reserve closer to its goals more rapidly than policy makers had foreseen, and may justify raising interest rates as early as the end of the first quarter of 2015.

Fed Exit Fears Overstated, S&P Economist Says

blogs.wsj.com — Worries that the Federal Reserve's attempt to unwind extraordinary monetary support for the U.S. economy will go awry - because the central bank is in uncharted territory - are excessively alarmist, Standard & Poor's chief global economist Paul Sheard says in a new report.

Decline in 'Slack' Helps Fed Gauge Recovery

online.wsj.com — U.S. factories that were idled during the recession are now humming with activity. Office and apartment buildings have less empty space. Unemployment is falling, while wages and benefits are growing slowly. All are signs of an economy still healing from a deep downturn that created lots of economic slack: the gap between the resources we have...
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Jul 04, 2015

People risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean into Europe aren’t ‘migrants’ -- they're refugees reut.rs/1JzQgp8

Jul 04, 2015

The real victims: Hedge funds with Greek holdings face uncertain wait ahead of referendum on.wsj.com/1HCBc9N

Jul 04, 2015

RT @ianbremmer: Referendum is a toss up. Grexit not the next step, either way.

Jul 04, 2015

RT @ianbremmer: Europe GDP per capita, post-2007 Germany +8% France/Ireland/Portugal/Spain Flat Italy -10% Greece -20% pic.twitter.com/YPT0zv8cbc

Jul 04, 2015

United they fall: Austria finance minister says Europe can easily cope economically with Greek exit reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Jul 04, 2015

Greek Finance Minister says to secure deal with creditors on Monday regardless of referendum outcome reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

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