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This week, guests will interact with Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen and colleagues inside a benign bubble that no outsider can prick -- a scripted symposium, manufactured for the select few in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Testifying before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen cherry-picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent.
Janet Yellen, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, gave the markets a fright last week. She closed her testimony before Congress with a firm rejection of the notion that the central bank should be subject to monetary policy rules that would get in the way of the central bank's "independence."
Could the Federal Reserve's loose-money policies be fueling another financial market bubble like the one whose abrupt and painful end ushered in the last recession?
The National Bank of Poland and its governor, Marek Belka, are in some serious hot water. Last month, recordings of a conversation in 2013 in which Mr. Belka talked about a scheme to oust the Polish finance minister made it into the newspapers.
The small European country of Belgium this year suddenly became the world's third-largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasury bonds — putting it behind only financial giants Japan and China.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was upbeat Wednesday about the prospects for stronger growth in the 3 percent range in the second half of the year after the economy took a rare dip in the first quarter.
The U.S. economic recovery has distinguished itself as one of the weakest since World War II, but at five years and counting, it may go down as one of the longest as well.
Against a backdrop of the disastrous Islamist terrorist takeover of key cities in Iraq, President Obama told a Tumblr user gathering to quit the cynicism — the world is far less violent today than at any other point in history.