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By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday announced an unprecedented plan to purchase 60 billion euros a month in the EU's first stab at quantitative easing. Making Sen$e breaks down how bond purchases work and turns to the Council…
By Simone Pathe
On the eve of the release of October's employment data, which will paint the first official portrait of the labor market since the Federal Reserve ended quantitative easing last week, Making Sen$e turns to top economists, many of them former…
There's no inflation threat to speak of right now, says Paul Krugman. In fact, deflation poses a bigger danger, he argues. And even if inflation should creep over the Fed's 2 percent target, Krugman is confident the Fed has the…
By Paul Krugman
The Federal Reserve shouldn't be worried about inflation rising over the next six months, or even year, says conservative economist Charles Calomiris. But given how much quantitative easing bloated the central bank's balance sheet, when inflation does rise -- and…
By Charles Calomiris
Paul Krugman may not be pleased with the Fed's decision Wednesday to end their bond buying, but he is heartened by Janet Yellen's concern for the unemployed.
By Milton Ezrati
Economist Milton Ezrati argues that the economic policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe -- known collectively as "Abenomics" -- aren't doing enough to address the demographic challenges of an aging population. Japan's economy, he believes, needs more innovation to…
For years, American lawmakers have targeted China's currency, saying it has been deliberately undervalued to give Chinese companies price advantages in international trade. Kwame Holman reports on a Senate bill under consideration that would allow countervailing duties on Chinese good…
By Paul Solman
Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Friday's query: Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances…
By Elizabeth Shell
Name: Doug Shoaf Question: Given the harm that inflation does to the personal finances of almost every individual in the country, and its tendency to encourage spending and discourage saving, why do so many of our public officials and business…
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