Prices

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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Rescue workers, left, search a neighborhood for flood victims as a man on a kayak down the street after Hurricane Irma brought floodwaters to Jacksonville, Fla. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 11, 2017 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. economy. Nearly one-fifth of the nation's oil refining capacity has been shut...
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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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ADDS NAME OF REFINERY - This aerial photo shows the Flint Hills Resources oil refinery near downtown Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/D1avid J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 5:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Hurricane Harvey is sending pump prices higher for U.S. motorists and causing temporary shifts in the flow of oil and gasoline around the world after taking down a huge chunk of U.S. refining capacity. It will be days or even weeks before the energy sector in the southeast Texas Gulf...
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ADDS NAME OF REFINERY - This aerial photo shows the Flint Hills Resources oil refinery near downtown Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/D1avid J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 5:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Hurricane Harvey is sending pump prices higher for U.S. motorists and causing temporary shifts in the flow of oil and gasoline around the world after taking down a huge chunk of U.S. refining capacity. It will be days or even weeks before the energy sector in the southeast Texas Gulf...
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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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