Special Report from ProPublica
by Jake Bernstein, ProPublica.org
Last December, ProPublica reported that confidential information from the Federal Reserve Board committee that sets the nation"s monetary policy had been leaked to a private investor newsletter in 2012. This week, the Fed for the first time put out a summary of its investigation into the leak - one that raises new questions about how the matter was handled.
Fed General Counsel Scott Alvarez
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from Felix Richter, Statista.com
According to a poll conducted by Ipsos Mori, immigration has become the issue that concerns British voters the most, ahead of the NHS and the economy.
Infographic Of The Day: Airplane Safety Equipment Ė A View From The Top
Look up! Right now there are approximately 5,000 planes in the air over the United States.
FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
Confidence in the euro zone‚Äôs economy rose for a fourth straight month in March to its highest since July 2011, a European Commission survey showed on Monday, suggesting the weak euro and lower oil prices are spurring the recovery.
It is always easy to be wise after the event. Bank regulators should have been more wary of the risks to the banking sector through dubious loans issued to sub-prime lenders and the folly of ‚Äúsecuritising‚ÄĚ such loans in blocks and believing that that would make an investment grade product.
In spite of the recent Federal Reserve policy decision which was surprisingly and decidedly dovish, the head of the US central bank, Janet Yellen, confirmed over the weekend that the Fed could begin gradually raising interest rates later in the year.
Economists and investors are anxious about the March U.S. labor market report due out in the next week which could be the deciding factor in when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike.
Last week saw the final trading session for the week, the month and the quarter from the perspective of these summaries. Get the analysis for March 30, 2015 here.
by Pepe Escobar
Appeared previously at Doomstead Diner 23 March 2015
Way beyond an Iran nuclear deal, and way beyond the end of a nasty economic siege that"s been in place for 35 years since the Islamic Revolution, the coming Western embrace means above all that Iran is now ready to crash the chessboard I call Pipelineistan.
by EconMatters, EconMatters.com
Crude oil has slid into a definitive bear market starting 2H14. Since most of the oil companies (majors as well as E&Ps) based their budget, growth, and strategy trajectory on ~$50 oil price scenario even for the most conservative, the current ~ $46 WTI price environment has created a crisis situation for many oil and gas producers.
30Mar2015 Market Close: Relative Quiet Day On Wall Street, Oil Experiences Volatility, U.S. Dollar S
30Mar2015 Market Update: U.S. Dollar Rising, Oil Lower And Trading Sideways Along With Equities On L
30Mar2015 Pre-Market Commentary: Market Futures Up As Investors Prepare For A Gap Up At The Opening,
Gasoline Prices for Week Ending 30 March 2015 Down Almost 1 Cent Last Week, Consolidation Still In Progress
Econintersect: Average gasoline prices fell 0.7 cents per gallon nationwide this past week following the previous week"s 0.1 cent rise. From the same week one year ago, gas prices have fallen $1.12 a gallon.