Inflation

FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 6:20 am
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FILE- In this May 30, 2019, file photo, signs advertise new products available inside a CVS store with the new HealthHUB in Spring, Texas. On Wednesday, June 12, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for May. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 12, 2019 - 7:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices increased a slight 0.1% in May, as inflation was tempered by lower costs for gasoline, electricity and used cars. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the consumer price index rose 1.8% during the past year. Excluding the volatile food and energy...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
June 04, 2019 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to respond if it decides the Trump administration's trade conflicts are threatening the U.S. economy. Investors read his remarks as a signal that the Fed will likely cut interest rates later this year. Powell...
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In this May 7, 2019, photo, the Reserve Bank of Australia building in Sydney. Australia’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25 percent in the first rate change in almost three years. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 12:13 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia's central back on cut its benchmark interest rate Tuesday by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25% in the first rate change in almost three years. The change was widely expected after Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe said...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo Marcy Seinberg shops at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. On Friday, May 31, the Commerce Department issues its April report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 31, 2019 - 7:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending slowed in April with inflation up, but still far below the target set by the Federal Reserve. There was a burst of spending in the prior month as well. The Commerce Department said Friday that spending increased 0.3% in April following a 1.1% surge in March that...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, in Washington. Federal Reserve officials at their recent meeting believed the central bank could remain “patient” in deciding when to adjust interest rates, though some officials thought future rate hikes might still be needed. In minutes of the April 30-May 1 discussions, Fed officials note that prospects for the U.S. and global economy had been improving, while inflation had fallen farther below the Fed’s 2% target. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 22, 2019 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their recent meeting believed the central bank could remain "patient" in deciding when to adjust interest rates, though some officials thought future rate hikes might still be needed. In minutes of the April 30-May 1 discussions released Wednesday, Fed...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019 file photo, a customer shops at the meat counter at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. On Friday, May 10, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for March. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 10, 2019 - 8:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices increased 0.3% in April, led by more expensive gasoline, apartment rents and appliances. The Labor Department said Friday that the consumer price index climbed 2% in the year ending in April. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices...
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An investor stands in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading was light as markets in Japan and mainland China were closed. (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
May 02, 2019 - 6:40 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was likely this year. As European traders returned from the May Day holiday, France's CAC 40 lost 0.4% to 5,561 while Germany's DAX...
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Specialist John Alatzas, left, and trader Michael Milano work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after several big U.S. companies reported earnings that were better than analysts were expecting. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 01, 2019 - 10:56 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading was light with markets in Japan and mainland China closed. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.4% to 29,829...
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FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell gestures while speaking before the House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, May 1, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 01, 2019 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no rate hikes are likely in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation. The Fed left its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans —...
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