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The Fed and Interest Rates



In a new OpEd, Dean Baker weighs in on the Fed's decision to raise interest rates later this year. Dean points out that this policy would have have a significant impact on the labor market, potentially costing the economy over 200,000 new jobs.

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Economy Adds 257,000 Jobs in January

Though the unemployment rate edged up slightly to 5.7 percent in January, the overall jobs report was a good one. With the addition of jobs in January, the upward revisions of the prior months' data brings the 3 month average to 336,000 jobs. More in this month's Jobs Byte.

Urgent Needs Remain Five Years after Haiti’s Earthquake

Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch blog posts break down where things stand 5 years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake. Access to housing and good-paying jobs remain among pressing needs, while the U.N.-caused cholera epidemic that also began in 2010 continues to kill. Read Research Associate Jake Johnston's article in The Nation.


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CEPR in the News

Greece’s Next Move
The New Yorker, March 02, 2015


Mark Weisbrot Talks About the Greeks' Debt Extension with the EU
The Big Picture (RT), February 24, 2015


The Curious Incident of the Wage and Price Data Not Barking In the Night
The Washington Post, February 24, 2015


Sick Days for Workers Keep Businesses Healthier
Scientific American, February 17, 2015


Economic Plan Is a Quandary for Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
The New York Times, February 07, 2015


Mark Weisbrot on the Greek Debt Talks
Business Edition (BBC World), February 05, 2015

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