Posts Tagged ‘inflation’

TROTTER: Where did inflation run to?

by Published: July 12,2013

Tags: finance, Ike Trotter, inflation

Consumer inflation, according to the Federal Reserve’s inflation gauge, just hit a 50-year low according to the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index, which is maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.1 Besides tracking consumer inflation, the PCE price index measures data like household purchases, a major factor in GDP growth. The core PCE index […] [...]

India raises interest rates more than expected

by Published: July 27,2010

Tags: economy, inflation

MUMBAI, India — India’s central bank hiked key interest rates more than expected today to combat rising prices and raised its growth and inflation forecasts for the year. The Reserve Bank of India hiked the repo rate — at which the central bank makes short-term loans to commercial banks — by a quarter percentage point […] [...]

Fed likely to leave interest rates at record lows

WASHINGTON — To sustain the fragile economic rebound, the Federal Reserve is sure to leave interest rates at record lows and is likely to repeat a pledge to keep them there for a while. The Fed ends a two-day meeting today with policymakers having cause for optimism as well as caution. The economy has been […] [...]

Bullard calls for stronger Fed

by Published: February 19,2010

Tags: economy, Federal Reserve, inflation

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — In remarks Feb. 18 to the Economic Club of Memphis, St. Louis Fed president James Bullard discussed the historical context and deliberate design of the Federal Reserve System. He called for regulatory reform that strengthens – not weakens – the Fed’s ability to head off future financial crises. Bullard also addressed […] [...]

Wholesale prices rebounding

by Published: January 20,2010

Tags: economy, inflation, recession

WASHINGTON — U.S. inflation pressures at the wholesale level eased in December as a drop in energy prices offset a big jump in food costs. The Labor Department said today that wholesale prices edged up 0.2 percent last month, much slower than the 1.8 percent surge in November. Energy prices, which had been up for […] [...]

Stocks rally after jump in consumer confidence

by Published: August 25,2009

Tags: Business, confidence, Consumer, inflation, stocks

NEW YORK — Investors put stocks back on an upward path Tuesday, encouraged by news of a rebound in consumer confidence and more healing in the housing industry. Major stock indexes rose nearly 1 percent in early afternoon trading, led by gains in financials, retailers and homebuilders. Energy and utility stocks fell as oil prices […] [...]

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