Inside Politics: Bernanke says emerging markets not hurt by move
In a speech Sunday, Mr. Bernanke disagreed with criticism that the Fed’s efforts to drive U.S. interest rates lower could result in higher inflation in emerging markets or trigger a destabilizing flood of investment money into those nations.
In fact, he said, the efforts of the Fed and the central banks of other industrial countries should benefit the global economy by boosting growth and providing stronger markets for the goods of developing nations.
Views of Romney soften, Obama still seen a threat
Gun-rights groups perceive President Obama as a threat to unfettered access to firearms.
And they once had qualms about Mitt Romney.
In the tight White House race, every bit of support helps, especially in the most closely contested states and particularly from groups that claim millions of members nationwide.
Mr. Romney’s prior embrace of weapon-control proposals had put him crossways with the NRA and others. These days, Mr. Romney is on their good side by opposing renewal of a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons, additional regulations on gun shows and suggested federal gun registration requirements.
Ryan courts blue-collar workers across state
YOUNGSTOWN — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was in Ohio over the weekend trying to rally blue-collar votes for the Romney ticket.
The Wisconsin congressman told a crowd of 1,400 people at Youngstown State University on Saturday that a strong manufacturing industry is key to a strong economy. He said President Obama hasn’t done enough to strengthen the U.S. economy.