Inflation

A worker applies sealing putty on a construction fence placed around a shop to be restored at the Sol square in Madrid, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The square, one of the most visited places of the Spanish capital, is a lively commercial area full of shops, restaurants and pubs. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 31, 2017 - 6:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone fell sharply in March due to weaker price increases partly related to the timing of Easter, official figures showed Friday, in a development that's likely to ease the pressure on the European Central Bank to rein back its stimulus efforts soon...
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March 31, 2017 - 5:01 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone fell sharply in March as underlying price pressures eased and some of last year's sharp rise in oil prices dropped out of the annual comparison. The European Union's statistics agency Eurostat said Friday that the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2016 file photo, a man walks past the Bank of Japan building. Japan's central bank opted Thursday, March 16, 2017, to keep its monetary policy steady, as the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens and European Central Bank edges in that direction. The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting by keeping the minus 0.1 percent benchmark interest rate unchanged while working toward a 2 percent inflation rate target. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
March 16, 2017 - 4:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Thursday to retain its ultra-lax monetary stimulus, citing U.S. policy changes as one of the risks for the global economic outlook. The Bank of Japan gave no indication it was leaning toward cutting back on the massive purchases of government bonds it is...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 15, 2017 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and forecast two additional hikes this year. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans. The Fed's key...
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March 14, 2017 - 9:58 am
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Less snow for NYC; plenty expected elsewhere NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is expected to get less snow than forecast in a late-winter storm that has slammed other parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Snow changed over to pelting sleet in the city early Tuesday, and the...
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March 09, 2017 - 8:49 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting and news conference (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The European Central Bank has sharply raised its inflation projection for this year, to 1.7 percent from 1.3 percent previously. The bank published new staff...
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March 09, 2017 - 8:45 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting and news conference (all times local): 2:45 p.m. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says underlying inflationary pressures across the 19-country eurozone remain too weak for the bank to start the...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Executives' Club of Chicago, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Chicago. Yellen signaled that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 03, 2017 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target. Yellen also said in a speech in Chicago that the Fed...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Executives' Club of Chicago, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Chicago. Yellen signaled that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 03, 2017 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target. Yellen also said in a speech in Chicago that the Fed...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the Wall Street entrance of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks mostly slipped Friday, March 3, 2017, as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen later in the day (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 03, 2017 - 4:56 pm
A late wave of buying helped nudge U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Friday after a day of mostly listless trading. Banks and health care stocks climbed the most as investors priced in an increasing likelihood that interest rates will rise in the coming months. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen...
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