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Inflation: Maybe it's all in our heads

by Sabri Ben-Achour Dec 13, 2019
It's possible that prices aren't rising much because we don't expect prices to rise much.
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The Fed may have been wrong about the economy for years

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Dec 11, 2019
2019 saw a major shift in monetary policy. Does that mean the Fed has been wrong about the economy for years?
Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks following the final FOMC meeting of 2019.
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Rural America

Rural bank branches more scarce than ever

by Kimberly Adams Dec 3, 2019
The Federal Reserve found that over 40% of rural counties lost bank branches in the five years to 2017.
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In a currency war, everyone loses

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Dec 2, 2019
When countries tried to undercut each other to gain a trade advantage between world wars, it led to global inflation, a University of Michigan professor says.
A U.S. dollar and Brazilian two real note.
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Atlanta Fed president: "Slower [economy] doesn't necessarily portend a crisis"

by Kai Ryssdal, Daisy Palacios, and Sean McHenry Nov 14, 2019
Raphael Bostic explains why consumer psychology keeps him up at night.
"The longer these expansions are able to go, that provides more opportunity for the last ones in," says Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
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Powell to address Congress as economic picture seems brighter

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 11, 2019
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell appears before the Congressional Joint Economic Committee this week.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference October 30, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Fed meets ahead of interest rate decision

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 30, 2019
Economists think another interest rate cut is on the way.
A view of the U.S. Federal Reserve building. 
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Fewer companies say Fed rate cuts will improve their business

by Erika Beras Oct 28, 2019
A survey from the National Association for Business Economics found members are bracing for the economy to slow.
More companies are feeling interest rate changes won't affect them.
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European Central Bank

Where the European Central Bank and the Fed differ

by Kimberly Adams Oct 24, 2019
To begin with, the mandates for both are different.
A huge Euro logo is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Kai Explains

How bowling shoes help explain the repo market

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Oct 9, 2019
It’s a wonky subject, but important. Arcades, power grids and plumbing systems also help make sense of it.
If you want to understand the repo market, think about renting shoes at a bowling alley.
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