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Fed Chair Yellen Is the Workers’ Best Friend

Financial FAQs We have just heard from new Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen in her first official speech entitled, What the Federal Reserve is Doing to Promote a Stronger Job Market. Her speech not only boosted the financial markets, but … Continue reading

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Econ Robert Shiller’s Nobel Prize a Big Win

Popular Economics Weekly Although much of what Yale economist Robert Shiller writes is about the importance of financial markets, he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for studying how financial markets misbehave. He is a pioneer in the new … Continue reading

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Corporate Austerity Not the Answer in 2012

Popular Economics Weekly Why so much gloom and tentativeness about U.S. economic growth when all the indicators are looking up for 2012? For instance, the Conference Board’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators again showed positive growth ahead. It rose 0.4 … Continue reading

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