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Trump wants the Fed to roll back the U.S. economy

Doves on the Federal Reserve evidently have a vocal ally in President Donald Trump. He said recently he’s “not thrilled” about the Fed increasing...
FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIALS raised interest rates for the second time this year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS

Fed raises rates; Officials lift outlook to four 2018 hikes

NEW YORK – Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the second time this year and upgraded their forecast to four total increases in...

Rising yields won’t blunt the U.S. economy’s momentum – for now

NEW YORK – There’s too much momentum and too little debt for rising interest rates to derail the U.S. economic expansion. That’s the conclusion from...
U.S. CONSUMER PRICES increased 0.2 percent in February from January, keeping the economy on the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation path. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. inflation firmed in February without outsize acceleration

WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices continued to firm in February, indicating inflation is creeping up toward the Federal Reserve’s target without the kind of breakout...
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