Japan's New Special Relationship With the Federal Reserve

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What matters for the yen, the dollar and interest rates in both the U.S. and Japan, is what the Fed does next.

Yellen to Testify on Bank Supervision on Capitol Hill Wednesday

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak before the House Financial Services Committee at its semiannual hearing on the central bank’s supervision and regulation of the financial system.

Immigration Does More Good Than Harm to Economy, Study Finds

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Immigration has little effect on the wages or employment levels of native-born Americans over the long haul and is a net benefit for long-term economic growth, according to one of the most comprehensive studies on the flow of workers into the U.S.

Existing-Home Sales Fall for Second Straight Month

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Americans reduced home buying for the second straight month in August, suggesting the housing market might be stumbling due to a run-up in prices, an inventory shortage and persistent doubts about the economy’s strength.

World Bank Moves to Tap Private Debt Markets

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The World Bank has begun a game-changing overhaul of its development financing for the poorest countries by leveraging the private sector. As a first step, its financing arm Thursday secured a triple-A rating.

Central Bank Tools Lose Their Edge

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Central banks have shown the will to hit their growth and inflation targets. But do they have the way? That question is more pointed after the Bank of Japan on Wednesday announced two new central-bank firsts, Greg Ip writes.

Cut the Cord on Overvalued Utilities

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Utility stocks could wipe out many years of excess yield by simply moving back to their average valuation relative to the broad market.

Samsung's Fires Unlikely to Warm Apple

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note recall is unlikely to heat up sales for Apple’s latest iPhone.

Investors Stuck Between Two Central Banks

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The Federal Reserve will tighten as the Bank of Japan loosens, potentially disrupting markets.

Yellen Says Fed Isn't Playing Politics With Rates

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen dismissed suggestions from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the Fed is playing politics with its interest-rate decisions.

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