The Fed is taking aim at its inflation target.
The Fed is waging war to get inflation down to its preferred level of around 2%. An economist explains what’s so special about that number.
Consumers are perhaps feeling inflation pain most at the pump.
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A bigger-than-expected jump in inflation means the Fed may have to get more aggressive about interest rate hikes. An obscure economic indicator suggests it has room to do so.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell has a tough job in bringing down inflation without killing the economy.
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The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as it fights raging inflation.
California is seeing some of the highest gas prices in the U.S.
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The consumer price index, which measures everything from the price of peanut butter to gasoline, jumped at an annualized pace of 8.5% in March 2022 as inflation continued to accelerate.
Hopefully, we aren’t actually what we eat.
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Oil is used throughout the US economy. It goes into packaging, toys, clothing and especially the food we eat.
Stagflation is scary.
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The US economy is cooling, yet inflation remains elevated, a combo that suggests stagflation might be right around the corner.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the best economy of them all?
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The US economy ended 2021 with a lot of uncertainty and serious problems, such as inflation. How will economists know if things are improving in 2022?
Biden reappointed Jerome Powell, seated at left, to head the Fed. Some progressives wanted him replaced with Lael Brainard, seated right.
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After weeks of mulling, Biden decided to give Powell another term as Fed chair, which means he will have more influence over the trajectory of inflation than anyone else.
The fight over the minimum wage continues.
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Opponents of a new California law that may lift the minimum wage for fast food workers claim it’ll cost jobs. How raising it affects employment is among the most studied issues in all of economics.
Biden laid out an ambitious agenda to Congress with a historic backdrop.
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Three scholars examine President Biden’s rhetoric, the symbolism and the several ambitious plans he proposed in his first address to Congress.
L’actuelle secrétaire d’État au Trésor américain, Janet Yellen, reste l’une des rares femmes parmi les économistes les plus influentes au monde.
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Seuls 15 % des professeurs titulaires américains sont aujourd’hui des femmes. Une proportion qui n’a que très peu évolué depuis 20 ans.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is the only woman who has chaired the Federal Reserve in its over 100-year history.
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Although STEM professions, especially tech fields, receive most of the criticism, the numbers show economics is actually worse.
The number of people seeking jobless benefits has soared during the pandemic.
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The widely reported unemployment rate – currently 6.3% – doesn’t fully reflect the reality of joblessness in the US economy.
Biden has made fixing the economy one of his top priorities.
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Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
A display used to educate the public on rubella vaccination and the mother-to-fetus transmission of this virus.
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Though separated by time and place, there are surprising similarities in the the social issues raised by the rubella outbreak of 1964-65 and the recent Zika outbreak in South America.