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Fed Officials See Less Need for Government Stimulus

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Federal Reserve officials increasingly say they don’t see a need for stimulative government tax and spending programs to boost short-term economic growth, reversing their stance during and after the Great Recession.

Appointment of Trump's Economic Policy Team Faces Delays

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Several of Donald Trump’s top economic policy jobs may go unfilled for days or even weeks after he is sworn in, potentially slowing his pursuit of an ambitious domestic policy agenda.

A Delicate Balancing Act: Rewarding Voters While Preserving Growth

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Will antiestablishment leaders, once in power, reward the people and regions that backed them at the expense of more dynamic regions and industries, hobbling economic growth?

Central Banks Drop Their Bazookas

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A range of forces—including political blowback, whiffs of inflation, stirrings of fiscal stimulus and worries that the policies themselves may backfire—are pressing central-bank chiefs to push short-term interest rates no lower.

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