Janet Yellen

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the latest retail sales report, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony this before Congress, and plans for a new University of West Florida Center for Entrepreneurship.

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the latest from the U.S. Federal Reserve and other important economic indicators.

The Federal Open Market Committee met this week, as it does every six weeks.

University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper begins with the latest from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

On Wednesday, Yellen announced that the Fed will continue its current monetary policy, cutting its monthly bond purchases by another $10 billion per month and keeping its key federal funds rate near zero. Further, she told a news conference that inflation was expected to move gradually back to the central bank's 2 percent target.

University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper reflects on the latest comments by Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve.  Yellen says there’s still a need to boost the nation’s job market, with a continuation of low interest rates until it improves.