Inflation

September 20, 2017 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It will come as no surprise if the Federal Reserve has an announcement to make when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: That it's ready to begin paring its enormous $4.5 trillion portfolio containing Treasurys and mortgage bonds. The Fed expanded its bond holdings — the...
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September 13, 2017 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher energy costs led to prices at the wholesale level rising in August at the fastest pace in four months. The Labor Department said Wednesday that its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, rose 0.2 percent last month. It was...
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September 07, 2017 - 4:10 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Colombia (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Leading clergy from Venezuela are hoping to take advantage of Francis' visit to Colombia to bring attention to their country's plight. Heading into a brief meeting with the Pope at the Vatican's...
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September 07, 2017 - 4:10 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Colombia (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Leading clergy from Venezuela are hoping to take advantage of Francis' visit to Colombia to bring attention to their country's plight. Heading into a brief meeting with the Pope at the Vatican's...
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August 31, 2017 - 12:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone struck a four-month high in August largely because of higher energy costs, official figures showed Thursday in a development that's unlikely to alter expectations that the European Central Bank will play it relatively safe at next week's policy...
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August 31, 2017 - 12:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone struck a four-month high in August largely because of higher energy costs, official figures showed Thursday in a development that's unlikely to alter expectations that the European Central Bank will play it relatively safe at next week's policy...
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In this Aug. 23, 2017 photo, vegetable vendors wait for customers behind their tables set up on the sidewalk, in front of a mosaic in Caracas, Venezuela. Shoppers have been scared off by prices that double every few weeks as wages in the crisis-wracked nation remain stagnant. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 29, 2017 - 8:44 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A small army of red-shirted workers mop the linoleum floors as their supervisors, sitting under a giant portrait of Hugo Chavez, look on. By the meltdown standards of Venezuela's economy, the shelves around the workers at the state-run Bicentenario supermarket in eastern...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug 25, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a reception on the opening night of the annual conference of the world's central bankers, north of Jackson Hole, Wyo. Against a backdrop of strengthening growth but chronically low inflation, Yellen and other central bankers are taking measure of the global economy at their annual conference in the shadow of Wyoming’s Grand Teton Mountains. Yellen and Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, will each address the conference on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
August 24, 2017 - 11:51 am
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Against a backdrop of strengthening growth but chronically low inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and other central bankers are taking their measure of the global economy at their annual conference in the shadow of Wyoming's Grand Teton Mountains. With the...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday, tracking gains overnight on Wall Street. The Nikkei index slipped as the yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 17, 2017 - 8:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets mostly fell on Thursday as investors digested the minutes to the last policy meetings of the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX edged 0.1 percent lower to 12,253 and the CAC 40 of France fell 0.2 percent to 5,166. Britain's FTSE 100...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday, tracking gains overnight on Wall Street. The Nikkei index slipped as the yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 17, 2017 - 12:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday in narrow trading, tracking gains overnight on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped as the yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 percent lower to 19,718.09. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was...
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