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Japanese economy gets a $224 billion boost

Jan 11, 2013
The new government in Tokyo has unveiled a $224 billion stimulus plan in its latest bid to support the world's number three economy.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, stimulus

Brazil to inject stimulus after disappointing growth

Aug 15, 2012
Brazil has been a bright spot in the global economy in recent years. But things are starting to slow down -- so today, the government is launching a stimulus package of sorts.
Posted In: brazil, stimulus

Political lessons from Obama's stimulus

Aug 14, 2012
Did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act do its job and was President Obama successful in selling the stimulus program to the public?
Posted In: economic stimulus, stimulus program, Barack Obama, stimulus

Federal Reserve, European Central Bank weigh options

Aug 2, 2012
The Fed announced yesterday that it is prepared to act if the economy gets worse -- But for now, nada. Which brings us to the European Central Bank, which is holding a meeting today in Frankfurt and might have a little something up its sleeve for the global economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, stimulus

After meeting, is Federal Reserve ready to take action?

Aug 1, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up a two day meeting today in Washington. And the big question -- yet again...will be: Is the Fed ready to launch some new economic stimulus, in line with its mandate to help the country reach full employment?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stimulus

Falling gas prices can serve as stimulus

Jun 21, 2012
Yesterday, the Federal reserve refused to commit to any extreme stimulus measures for the economy-- at least just yet. That has a ripple effect on commodities like oil.
Posted In: gas, Oil, stimulus

Awaiting the Federal Reserve's next move

Jun 20, 2012
The Fed will wrap up a meeting today in Washington, and the expectation is that policymakers will launch more monetary stimulus to boost the economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stimulus, quantitative easing

Central bank of China lowers interest rate

Jun 7, 2012
China's central bank this morning surprised global markets by cutting interest rates for the first time since 2008 in an effort to stimulate the slowing economy.
Posted In: China, interest rates, stimulus

How President Obama handled the recovery

Mar 2, 2012
A new book explains why the Obama administration didn't go far enough to encourage economic recovery.
Posted In: stimulus, President Obama, recovery, recession

Extended payroll tax cut serves as 'stealth stimulus'

Feb 15, 2012
Congressional negotiators have agreed to a deal that would extend the payroll tax cut through the end of the year, which means more money will go into more people's pockets and perhaps, they will go out and spend it.
Posted In: payroll tax, stimulus

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