Inflation

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, led by gains in banks and retailers. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields. Facebook dropped after saying it would make significant changes to user feeds that will result in fewer posts from brands. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory on Friday, as the market's fabulous start to 2018 carried through its second week. Interest rates also climbed after a report showed that a key component of inflation accelerated last month. But stocks absorbed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2015 file photo, a motorist refuels his vehicle at a Westar gas station in Miami. Consumer inflation slowed in December 2017 to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled after a big jump in November. The Labor Department says the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the smallest advance since a similar 0.1 percent rise in October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 12, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer inflation slowed in December to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled following a big jump in November. The Labor Department said Friday that the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the...
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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Share prices were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday despite Wall Street’s extended winning streak. Chinese shares were buoyed by surging oil prices. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 10, 2018 - 1:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the afterglow from Wall Street's extended winning streak faded. Chinese shares were buoyed by surging oil prices. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.3 percent to 23,788.20 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 0.3 percent...
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A woman checks stock index through her smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 8, 2017. Asian stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street's strong week as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and the Eurozone. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 08, 2018 - 1:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street's strong week as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and the Eurozone. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,402.92 and Seoul's Kospi advanced 0.6 percent to 2,511.40. Sydney's S...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, job candidates are processed during a job fair at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. On Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 05, 2018 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring by U.S. employers slowed a bit as 2017 ended and pay growth was sluggish. Yet that's actually how investors, at least, like it. The modest but steady pace of hiring is a reassuring sign for investors who have been buoyed by the just-passed Republican tax plan and have been...
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December 28, 2017 - 1:56 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians angry over rising food prices and inflation protested in the country's second-largest city and other areas Thursday, putting new pressure on President Hassan Rouhani as his signature nuclear deal with world powers remains in peril. The protests in Mashhad...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street is forecasting another year of gains in 2018, even as warning signals flash that the end may be nearing for one of the stock market’s greatest runs in history. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 26, 2017 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is forecasting another year of gains for stocks in 2018, even as worries rise that the end may be nearing for one of the market's greatest runs in history. The Standard & Poor's 500 index has nearly quadrupled since the dark days of early 2009, and this bull run of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street is forecasting another year of gains in 2018, even as warning signals flash that the end may be nearing for one of the stock market’s greatest runs in history. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 21, 2017 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is forecasting another year of gains for stocks in 2018, even as worries rise that the end may be nearing for one of the market's greatest runs in history. The Standard & Poor's 500 index has nearly quadrupled since the dark days of early 2009, and this bull run of...
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December 21, 2017 - 8:59 am
CAIRO (AP) — The latest review by the International Monetary Fund has found that Egypt's economic reforms are on track, paving the way for the transfer of another $2 billion loan disbursement, part of a three-year, $12-billion bailout loan to support the country's battered economy. The IMF said the...
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A man stands in front of an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Most Asian stock markets fell Thursday as investors were underwhelmed by final passage of a sweeping U.S. tax revamp and were awaiting the Japan central bank's final policy meeting of the year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 21, 2017 - 4:28 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Most world stock markets fell Thursday as investors assessed the final congressional approval of a sweeping U.S. tax revamp and awaited a Spanish regional election aimed at resolving months of political uncertainty. Chinese markets advanced after leaders vowed to increase imports...
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