Inflation

Mark Carney, gobernador del Banco de Inglaterra, da un mensaje a la prensa en Londres el jueves 10 de mayo de 2018. (AP Foto/Frank Augstein, pool)
May 23, 2018 - 5:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain eased closer to the Bank of England's target during April, a surprise decline that prompted a sharp fall in the pound as traders reined in expectations of another interest rate hike this year. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, addresses the media during the quarterly Inflation Report press conference in London, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Carney said the Bank of England has pulled back from a predicted rate hike, blaming some weaker than expected growth and inflation data. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool)
May 22, 2018 - 10:45 am
LONDON (AP) — British households are around 900 pounds ($1,205) worse off than they would have been had the country not voted to leave the European Union, the top central banker said Tuesday. As Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told a committee of lawmakers, that is a "lot of money." Carney...
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In this May 11, 2018 photo, Vaceliza Villa holds a bag of raw chicken skin in an outdoor market, as a boisterous electoral campaign marches past, in Caracas, Venezuela. “I really don’t care what happens on Sunday,” said Villa, 47, holding up her bag of raw chicken skins to feed herself and her 6-year-old daughter for the week. “My priority is paying for this.” (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 17, 2018 - 11:35 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's presidential candidates are making their last-minute pitches before Sunday's election, though many people are hardly noticing as they struggle to find their next meal and pay for it with money that is next to worthless under runaway inflation. Pausing on a...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are off to a solid start on Wall Street, building on the market's gains from a day earlier. Technology and health care stocks rose more than the rest of the market in early trading Thursday, May 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 10, 2018 - 4:43 pm
A broad rally drove U.S. stocks solidly higher Thursday for the second day in a row, extending the market's gains for the week. Technology companies, which have led the market this year, contributed the most to the rally. Health care stocks and banks also accounted for a big slice of the market's...
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This May 3, 2017 file photo shows bananas for sale at a Whole Foods Market in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. U.S. wholesale prices edged up just 0.1 percent in April 2018 held down by a big drop in food costs. It was the smallest gain in four months. The April increase in the Labor Department’s producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers, followed a 0.3 percent rise in March, the government reported Wednesday, May 9. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 10, 2018 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American drivers paid more for gas, but overall consumer prices rose only modestly in April, a sign that inflation remains mild. The modest pace of consumer inflation may send a reassuring signal to the Federal Reserve, which is considering how quickly to raise interest rates this...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, addresses the media during the quarterly Inflation Report press conference in London, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Carney said the Bank of England has pulled back from a predicted rate hike, blaming some weaker than expected growth and inflation data. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool)
May 10, 2018 - 10:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Just weeks after hinting it would raise interest rates, the Bank of England held off doing so Thursday, arguing it was best to wait after an unexpected spell of wintry weather hurt economic growth. The bank's Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep the main interest rate at 0.5...
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May 09, 2018 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices edged up just 0.1 percent in April, held down by a big drop in food costs. It was the smallest gain in four months. The April increase in the Labor Department's producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers, followed a 0...
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FILE- In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is interviewed by The Associated Press in Washington. Williams, currently president of the Fed’s San Francisco regional bank, said that he still expects a gradual pace of three to four increases in the Fed’s key interest rate this year. He spoke in an interview with CNBC after the government reported that the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest level in more than 17 years, with 164,000 jobs created. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 04, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With steady growth, low unemployment and tame inflation, the U.S. is experiencing a "Goldilocks" economy: Not too hot. Not too cold. But just right. So says a top Federal Reserve official, who on Friday suggested that the unemployment rate could fall further to 3.5 percent with...
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FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 04, 2018 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has delivered steady if only modest gains for most Americans since the Great Recession ended in 2009. It's been a frustration for many. Yet the very sluggishness of the economic expansion helps explain why it's now the second-longest on record and why more of the...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday as investors analyzed the Fed's latest decision and turned their focus to upcoming talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing aimed at resolving simmering trade tensions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
May 03, 2018 - 8:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets were generally lower Thursday as investors analyzed the Fed's decision to keep interest rates unchanged and kept an eye out for developments from China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was down 0.3 percent at 5,155 while...
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