Inflation

FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo a tractor operator picks potatoes at Brett Jensen Farms outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in November. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, File)
December 11, 2018 - 8:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices barely rose last month as a sharp decline in the cost of gas offset pricier freight trucking services and mobile phone plans. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the producer price index — which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer —...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:18 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Official figures show that Turkey's inflation rate eased in November in the wake of a firmer currency, which kept a lid on import prices. The Turkish Statistical Institute said Monday that consumer prices in the year to November were up 21.6 percent, down from October's 15-year high...
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December 03, 2018 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of business economists foresee U.S. economic growth remaining solid next year, with unemployment falling further and only a slight chance of a recession. But they express concern about potential risks, notably from trade conflicts. In its latest forecast being released...
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FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo a long line of unsold 2018 124 convertibles is shown at a Fiat dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for October. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 14, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices climbed 0.3 percent in October, with higher prices for gasoline, used autos and housing contributing to the increase. The Labor Department says that this measure of inflation has increased 2.5 percent over the past 12 months. Adjusted for rising prices, average...
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FILE- In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, and Randal Quarles, vice chair for supervision, gather their things at the end of a Federal Reserve Board meeting at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 08, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has left its key policy rate unchanged but signaled that it plans to keep responding to the strong U.S. economy with more interest rate hikes. The next rate increase is expected in December. The Fed kept its benchmark rate in a range of 2 percent to 2.25...
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October 31, 2018 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone has risen to its highest level in nearly six years largely on the back of higher energy prices, official figures showed Wednesday. Statistics agency Eurostat said the headline measure of consumer price inflation rose to 2.2 percent in the...
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In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo a long line of unsold 2018 QX60 sports utility vehicles cast long shadows at an Infiniti dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Monday, Oct. 29, the Commerce Department issues its September report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 29, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose by an inflation-adjusted 0.3 percent in September, led by increased spending on health care services and motor vehicles. The Commerce Department also says that the Federal Reserve's preferred measure of inflation returned to the central bank's 2 annual...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After an early slide, U.S. stocks clawed back much of the ground they lost and ended slightly lower Wednesday. Banks climbed but retailers, homebuilders and smaller companies fell. Stocks slumped in morning trading as homebuilders and retailers took sharp losses after the Commerce...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 02, 2018 - 2:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank's current gradual approach to raising interest rates. Powell said the combination of steady, low inflation and very low unemployment shows the country is going through "extraordinary...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2018, file photo, a man standing on the bow of a Golden Gate Ferry takes a picture of a container ship as it heads toward the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco. The economy should grow at a healthy pace this year and next, though the Trump administration’s trade policy will likely act as a drag, a group of business economists said. Growth should reach 2.9 percent this year, according to a survey of 51 economists by the National Association for Business Economics, released Monday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 01, 2018 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy should grow at a healthy pace this year and next, though the Trump administration's trade policy will likely act as a drag, a group of business economists said. Growth should reach 2.9 percent this year, according to a survey of 51 economists by the National...
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