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The Fed is starting to pay closer attention to the other America

The San Francisco Fed economist David Erickson talked to us about the central bank's increasingly prominent, poverty-focused role in community development.
A worker lifts a box at Amazon's new fulfilment centre after it was opened by Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond in Dunfermline, Scotland, November 15, 2011.

UK productivity grows at its fastest rate in over 6 years — and unemployment falls again

59,000 fewer people were out of work in the period between July and September, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.

A record number of Americans are taking vacations — and that highlights one of the biggest risks to markets

The Societe Generale strategist Albert Edwards sees this as a sign of overconfidence in rising wages.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (L) watches a welding student (not pictured) as she tours City Colleges of Chicago, College to Careers Program in Advanced Manufacturing, at Daley College in Chicago, March 31, 2014.

The Fed has a forgotten role — and it will be critical in getting the US economy ‘running on all cylinders’

For Patrick Harker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, meeting people in his district and learning their stories is the most fulfilling part of the job
Frequent flyer Gilbert Ott.

This trick can get you an entire row to yourself on an economy flight — for no extra cost

According to Gilbert Ott, a smart flyer sees the cabin as a game of musical chairs.
Frequent flyer Gilbert Ott.

This trick can get you an entire row to yourself on an economy flight — for no extra cost

According to Gilbert Ott, a smart flyer sees the cabin as a game of musical chairs.
Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell delivers remarks during a conference at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

The next Federal Reserve chair has a far more difficult job than Yellen did

Stocks won't carry on like this, there are already signs of instability in markets, and the Fed has just started unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

EXCLUSIVE: Barclays security chief takes leave of absence

Barclays' security chief Troels Oerting left the bank on Tuesday, taking a leave of absence.
Employees at a North Korean bank in the Kaesong industrial complex in 2013

Experts say North Korea is incorporating free markets into its economy — and undergoing a ‘social revolution’ as a result

For years, the west has portrayed North Korea as an totalitarian state obsessed with nuclear weapons. Experts say that image today is 'dated' and inaccurate.
European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi (L) and Bank of England governor Mark Carney arrive at the Bank of England's Open Forum 2015 conference on financial regulation, in London.

BLANCHFLOWER: The looming Bank of England rate hikes rekindles ‘feeling of August 2008’

In 2008, the Bank of England was hiking rates the UK and global economies slipping into their worst recessions in generations.