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The Fed’s Newfound Aggressiveness Is Concerning

When it comes to fighting inflation, Esther George is accustomed to being a hawk among doves. Now, in a strange…

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Business

Bear Market Sends Grim Signal of Economic Fears

Three weeks ago, Wall Street narrowly escaped a bear market, with stocks rebounding at the last minute from a brutal…

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World

Wonking Out: Why Monetary Policy Has Gotten So Hard

Today’s newsletter isn’t about what the Federal Reserve or its counterpart the European Central Bank should be doing. I have…

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World

E. Gerald Corrigan, Who Helped Ease ’87 Stock Crash, Dies at 80

E. Gerald Corrigan, who as the aggressive president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank helped cushion Wall Street’s crash…

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Business

What Higher Interest Rates Could Mean for Jobs

The past year has been a busy one for nearly every industry, as a reopening economy has ignited a war…

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Business

Newly public data show few Black economists at the Fed.

Black researchers made up about 1.5 percent of the Federal Reserve system's 945-person staff of doctorate-level economists at the end…

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World

The Courage Required to Confront Inflation

Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, has often expressed admiration for the resolve exhibited by one of his…

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Business

Inflation Hits Fastest Pace Since 1981, at 8.5% Through March

Inflation hit 8.5 percent in the United States last month, the fastest 12-month pace since 1981, as a surge in…

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World

Wonking Out: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Inflation

Good news on inflation has been hard to come by lately. But this week we got two encouraging reports from…

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Business

Fed nominees commit to not taking part in finance’s revolving door.

Three of President Biden’s nominees to the Federal Reserve committed to lawmakers that, if confirmed to their posts, they would…

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