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Fiscal Failures Hurt U.S. Competitiveness

UPDATE: See New American Contract's response to our post. They argue there may be trade-offs between improving the fiscal situation and strengthening...

FOMC Leaves Stance Unchanged

August 12 - The key Fed policymaking body, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), released its
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Fed Chairman Bernanke Reports to Congress

July 21 - Federal Reserve Board Chairman presented his twice a year monetary policy
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NEC Director Summers at Peterson Institute

July 17 - President Obama's chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers spoke today to the Peterson Institute for International Economics on "
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Blue Chip Consensus: Weak Recovery Underway

July 12 - Recent consumer confidence, spending and labor market data have raised questions about whether the economy is losing momentum, and these
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Stimulus shows up in consumer spending

June 26 - Can we measure the effects of the economic stimulus legislation?  We are just starting to see effects show up in U.S.
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Who's Going to Buy Our Debt Now?

June 10 - It seems like a no-brainer that the US should start planning how it will get its fiscal house in order when economic and financial recove

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