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United States

Howard Schneider

U.S. import prices increase 0.5 percent on jump in fuel

Oct 12 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. import prices jumped faster than expected in September amid resurgent energy prices but prices excluding fuels were unchanged.

Call 'em crazy, but Fed officials likely to keep raising rates

Oct 11 2018

WASHINGTON A stock sell-off, rising trade tension with China, slower global growth and verbal pressure from the White House are unlikely to dent the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hike plans in an economy performing in line with the central bank's forecasts.

Trump calls 'loco' Federal Reserve 'too aggressive'

Oct 11 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump launched a second day of criticism against the Federal Reserve on Thursday, calling its interest rate increases a "ridiculous" policy that was making it more expensive for his administration to finance its escalating deficits. | Video

U.S. producer prices rebound, wholesale inventories rise

Oct 10 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. producer prices increased 0.2 percent in September, in line with expectations, while a revision to wholesale inventory estimates for August showed the biggest jump in nearly five years, beating forecasts.

A decade of U.S. economic sluggishness may have just snapped back to normal

Oct 05 2018

WASHINGTON For a solid decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers touched off a global financial crisis, there was good reason to think the U.S. economy remained broken, from skepticism about the health of the labor market to tepid economic growth and the moribund rate of interest paid on U.S. Treasury bonds.

Analysis: A decade of U.S. economic sluggishness may have just snapped back to normal

Oct 05 2018

WASHINGTON For a solid decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers touched off a global financial crisis, there was good reason to think the U.S. economy remained broken, from skepticism about the health of the labor market to tepid economic growth and the moribund rate of interest paid on U.S. Treasury bonds.

Federal Reserve prepares for next crisis, bets it will begin like the last

Oct 03 2018

BOSTON The Federal Reserve painted a picture of the U.S. economy that was almost too good to be true at its last meeting, with inflation seen contained in the near future despite the lowest unemployment rate in 20 years.

Fed's Powell says U.S. outlook 'remarkably positive'

Oct 02 2018

BOSTON U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday hailed a "remarkably positive outlook" for the U.S. economy that he feels is on the verge of a "historically rare" era of ultra-low unemployment and tame prices for the foreseeable future.

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