Federal Reserve


US hiring stays strong, complicating Fed’s inflation fight – Associated Press

Photo: Whittier Elementary School teacher Kayla Cowen interacts with students, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 in Mesa, Ariz. The nation’s employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy — a sign of resilience in the face of the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes. The economy added 263,000 jobs, while the


Powell: Rate hikes may slow, but inflation fight hardly over – Associated Press

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sought Wednesday to strike a delicate balance at a moment when high inflation is bedeviling the nation’s economy and commanding a central role in the midterm elections. Powell suggested that the Fed may decide in coming months to slow its aggressive interest rate increases. Yet he also made clear that

Stock Market

Fed Ignores the Stock Market at Its Peril – Inside Sources

Judging by its words and deeds, the Federal Reserve wants to see a weaker stock market as part of its effort to regain control over inflation. The Fed should be careful about what it wishes. A further significant weakening of the stock market from today’s level could help pave the way for a hard economic

Rich Lowry

Opinion: Joe Biden is becoming a quasi-lame duck – Rich Lowry

Joe Biden’s highly touted political comeback is failing to live up to the hype. He’s up from his midsummer trough of an approval rating that averaged below 40%, but he’s still at about 42%. This represents a shift from the cataclysmic to the merely dismal. The over-optimistic takes early in Biden’s presidency were that he


Opinion: The Economic Consequences of Jerome Powell – Inside Sources

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is desperately trying to salvage his tarnished reputation for allowing inflation to surge to a 40-year high. However, Powell appears to be engaging in monetary policy overkill in his newfound zeal to slay the inflation dragon he helped create. That could leave him with the unenviable legacy of first allowing


Opinion: There Is No Miracle Cure for Inflation – Inside Sources

To say that the Federal Reserve is between a rock and a hard place is an understatement. Markets want a halt to inflation, but they don’t want a full-fledged recession or sustained drop in economic activity. Households and consumers want their dollars to stretch further and not be short-circuited by price increases in things they

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