Inflation

FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo a coming soon for sale sign sits in front of a home in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas. On Thursday, May 2, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 02, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week after four weeks of increases, giving a boost to prospective home buyers during the spring sales season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 4.14% from 4.20% last week...
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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 - 6:03 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 a May Day break, France's CAC 40 lost 0.3% at 5,568.45 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 - 11:56 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 March 20, 2019, file photo federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, May 1, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 01, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank is a "nonpolitical institution," and officials were not considering outside criticism in making their decisions. President Donald...
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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 - 12:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is all but sure to keep interest rates on hold Wednesday — and for the foreseeable future — even as President Donald Trump keeps up his attacks on the Fed for not cutting rates. The Fed will likely reiterate a message that has reassured consumers and investors...
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April 30, 2019 - 9:08 am
The price tag on the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is now $6.88 billion, a $1.36 billion increase that comes mainly because of accounting measures designed to better reflect inflation over the long lead-up to those games. Most key numbers the organizing committee released Tuesday are essentially the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, Jihad Azour, the International Monetary Fund's Mideast and Central Asia department director, gives a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In a new outlook report issued Monday, April 29, 2019, the IMF said that political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are weighing heavily on economic growth in the Middle East this year. A closer look, however, shows sharp variations from country to country. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
April 29, 2019 - 2:02 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are weighing heavily on economic growth in the Middle East this year, according to a new report released Monday by the International Monetary Fund. The report, which looks at the economies of 23 countries spanning...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat amid focus on past allegations. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 22, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts. Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, asked to be taken...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Asian markets retreated Thursday on news that most U.S. Federal Reserve officials believed the central bank would leave interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year. But several said their views could shift with incoming data. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 10, 2019 - 11:40 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets retreated Thursday on news that most U.S. Federal Reserve officials believed the central bank would leave interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year. But several said their views could shift with incoming data. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 shed 0.3% to 21,627...
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April 10, 2019 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices climbed 0.4% in March, an increase caused mostly by higher costs for gasoline, electricity and shelter. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the consumer price index rose a healthy 1.9% last month from a year ago, a sharp jump from the annual pace of 1.5%...
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