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U.S. consumer price growth slows as inflation shows signs of steady...

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer prices in the United States cooled last month, rising just 0.1% from April to May and extending the past year's...

Fed plans to raise rates as soon as March to cool...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to begin raising its benchmark interest rate as soon as March, a key...

Biden to keep Powell as Fed chair, Brainard gets vice chair

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden announced Monday that he's nominating Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, endorsing Powell's...

Americans ramped up retail spending a strong 1.7% last month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans sharply boosted their spending last month, pushing up retail sales and giving the economy a lift. Much of the gain...

Americans quit their jobs at record pace for 2nd month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans quit their jobs at a record pace for the second straight month in September, while businesses and other employers posted...

U.S. consumer prices soared 6.2% in past year, most since 1990

WASHINGTON (AP) – Prices for United States consumers jumped 6.2% in October compared with a year earlier as surging costs for food, gas and...

Fed’s Powell: Pandemic recession has particularly hurt women

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed concern Monday that the pandemic recession has had an unusually harmful economic effect on women,...

U.S. hiring rebounded in October, with 531,000 jobs added

WASHINGTON (AP) – America’s employers stepped up their hiring in October, adding a solid 531,000 jobs, the most since July and a sign that...

Many women have left the workforce. When will they return?

NEW YORK (AP) – There was a time when Naomi Peña could seemingly do it all: Work a full-time job and raise four children...

Fed to begin slowing economic aid as inflation worries rise

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve will begin dialing back the extraordinary economic aid it's provided since the pandemic erupted last year, a response...
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