Inflation

Voters register with the ruling United Socialist Party after casting their ballots in the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018, at a so-called "red point" set up outside a voting center to confirm peoples' cards which are needed to access government-run social programs. President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a second, six-year term despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 20, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting centers across Venezuela's capital city appeared largely empty during elections on Sunday despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by mid-morning. President Nicolas Maduro is expected to handily win a second term despite the...
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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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May 15, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Clarida, President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 post at the Federal Reserve, pledged support Tuesday for the Fed's twin goals of stabilizing inflation and maximizing employment while also declaring the importance of the central bank's independence. Clarida, an...
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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 15, 2018 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — The cost-of-living squeeze that many in Britain have experienced since the country voted to leave the European Union in 2016 eased further in March, official figures showed Tuesday. The Office for National Statistics said average earnings for workers, excluding bonuses, were up 2.9...
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A woman rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 11, 2018. Asian stock markets rallied on Friday, tracing gains on Wall Street after weaker than expected inflation figures soothed concerns about a possible acceleration of interest rate hikes. Oil prices were hovering at a fresh multiyear high. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 10, 2018 - 11:55 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied on Friday, tracing gains on Wall Street after weaker than expected inflation figures soothed concerns about a possible acceleration of interest rate hikes. Oil prices were hovering at a fresh multiyear high. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225...
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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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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 09, 2018 - 10:43 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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