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Farewell to ‘Racial Neutrality’ – The Case for Race-Sensitive Economic Policy – Non Profit News

This article was co-produced and co-published with the National Coalition for Community Reinvestment. Perhaps the most important lesson that the last 50 years should have taught us is this: we cannot solve discrimination in housing through an anti-discrimination framework. Race- and class-conscious measures are needed to get to the root of the problems inherent in […]

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What the Fed’s New Economic Policy Means for Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rate forecasts changed after the last meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) last week. Here’s what you need to know. (iStock) The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met earlier this month to discuss changes to the Federal Reserve’s economic policy amid record high inflation. Some of these policy updates will have a […]

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The Federal Reserve accelerates the reduction of asset purchases

The Federal Open Market Committee today was expected to disclose a more rapid reduction in asset purchases and a possible indication of a near-term rate hike date. The announcement confirmed that the Federal Reserve would reduce its purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities at a faster pace, given continued strength in employment and accelerating inflation. […]

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The BSU Center for Business and Economic Research publishes its forecast for 2022

MUNCIE, Ind. — Consumers in east-central Indiana and across the country are getting serious about spending this holiday season, burning through savings accrued from pandemic shutdowns and the government largesse that comes with them. But economists who presented Thursday at the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research’s annual economic outlook said the […]

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Mortgage rates drop slightly as labor shortage continues

Freddie Mac Mortgage Rate December 9, 2021 What happened to mortgage rates this week: Freddie Mac’s fixed rate for a 30-year loan fell 1 basis point to 3.10% this week, marking the fourth straight week of mostly sideways movement. Investors reacted to job vacancies report, pointing to widespread labor shortages likely to put upward pressure […]

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Skepticism over Kishida’s economic policies dims outlook for Tokyo stocks

Tokyo stocks ended higher on Monday after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s assurances of his economic policy boosted sentiment, but prices remained well below a 31-year high marked in mid-September, skepticism about the new leader’s approach adding to post-pandemic concerns. growth prospects. The 225-number Nikkei Stock Average ended up 449.26 points from Friday to close at […]

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household wealth – Realtor.com Economic Research

household wealth – Realtor.com Economic Research September 24, 2021 To keep up with the rapid changes COVID-19 is causing in the economy and housing market, the economics team at realtor.com® provides a weekly blog and video update on relevant real estate and economic information you need to know. to navigate the housing market. in these […]

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Gold prices end higher as investors watch Jackson Hole economic policy symposium

Gold futures shook off early losses, finding support around the $1,780 mark to end higher, as investors looked to the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium for clues on the timeline of the Federal Reserve’s plans to undo COVID-era policies. The yellow metal has seen “some profit taking but has already found support around $1,780,” Craig […]

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Factbox: 2021 Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium Agenda

The Teton Mountain Range is pictured from the windows of Jackson Lake Lodge during the three-day ‘Challenges for Monetary Policy’ conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, U.S. August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Crosby/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 26 (Reuters) – Here is the agenda for Friday’s Jackson Hole Economic Policy […]

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Kansas City Fed to Host Online Economic Policy Symposium

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Due to the recently elevated COVID-19 health risk level in Teton County, Wyo., The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will host its 2021 Economic Policy Symposium, “Macroeconomic Policy in an Unequal Economy,” virtually on Friday August 27. . “While we are disappointed that sanitary conditions prevent us from gathering in […]

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consumer prices – Realtor.com Economic Research

February 11, 2022 the The Realtor.com® Economics Team weekly video update gives you the relevant economic and real estate information you need to navigate the housing market as a buyer, seller or industry professional. This week, Economic Research Director George Ratiu discusses the latest data highlighting signs of a post-pandemic future. Economic momentum continues, leading […]

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Inflation Fears, Economic Policy, and the Future of the United States – OpEd – Eurasia Review

By Mark Weisbrot* Larry Summers says he’s worried about the US economy, even more so than he was when he started sounding the alarm bells in February. The famous economist and former US Treasury Secretary noted last week, “the concern right now should be overheating”. He is not talking about the climate, but about the […]

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Good economic policy is about more than inflation

Last year at this time we were in the depths of a global crisis. A mysterious disease was sweeping the world and governments shut down economies in an attempt to stop the spread. Rightly or wrongly, these closures have ended our lives and our livelihoods. The unemployment rate in the United States reached nearly 15%and […]

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Final Webinar on Racism in America to Focus on the Economic System

The harsh economic realities and inequalities in the United States have been laid bare by the uneven impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have made big financial gains, but the losses are heaviest for those who can least afford it, highlighting the impact of racism on federal, state and local economic policies and outcomes. In […]

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Is the global US dollar economic system in danger of collapsing?

If Bitcoin and Ether didn’t exist and hadn’t already reached a combined market cap of $1.5 trillion, If a global pandemic hadn’t struck and governments around the world, including Republicans and Democrats who never came up with a plan that leveraged scientists and private industry standards, hadn’t shut down their economies and local businesses and […]

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Economic Research Reveals Significant Flaws in DOL H-1B Visa Rule

A sign outside the US Department of Labor, which issued an important rule on October 8, 2020, … [+] affecting wages paid to H-1B visa holders and employment-based immigrants. Getty Forgotten in the flurry of legal activity over the Trump administration’s new H-1B visa rules, economic research has revealed significant loopholes in the regulations. This […]

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The coronavirus crisis highlights the weak points of the American economic system

“We went from 0 to 60 in five seconds,” said Kim Guadagno, CEO and Chairman of Fulfill. Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was devastating, she said, but it’s made worse because “the need is widespread, with no end in sight.” Last year, before the pandemic, Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank network, fed 40 million […]

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Precise economics research group using math derived from skull measurements sees slower recovery

People walk along Broadway as the coronavirus keeps financial markets and businesses mostly closed on May 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Economists’ latest projections of the shape of the recovery have quickly turned into alphabet soup (V, U, W?), and growing uncertainty about a resurgence of the coronavirus is […]

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The global economic policy response to the coronavirus is taking shape

Stock markets around the world continue to twirl wildly as investors consider significant downside risks to a new baseline scenario of a global recession later this year and into 2021. Despite the formulation and deployment of significant policy responses economic policy to the spread of the coronavirus, the United States and the European Union will […]

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The economic policy response to COVID-19: what next?

As the public health crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the economic consequences are becoming increasingly clear. To stem the spread of this disease, governments and businesses are making political and business decisions that are rapidly bringing parts of the economy to a standstill. Spending will fall rapidly at many businesses as people practice […]

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Global Perspectives on Economic Policy

Guest Gianni Amisano is chief of the Current Macroeconomic Conditions Section of the Research and Statistics Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He is also a senior researcher at the Center for Economic Analysis in Rimini. Amisano’s main research interests include Bayesian inferential techniques, financial time series models, structural VAR […]

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To save America, we must rebalance our economic system

The American economic system is a mixture of free market capitalism with government actions and controls. It has evolved with our nation. Many of us have come to believe that this system rewards hard work and is fair. Globalization and technological change have challenged this belief. Rising economic rewards for “knowledge workers” – people who […]