Economic outlook

FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Jerome Powell arrives to take the oath of office as Federal Reserve Board chair at the Federal Reserve in Washington. On Friday, Feb. 23, the Federal Reserve will issue its semi-annual monetary report to Congress, which its new chairman, Powell, will testify about on Capitol Hill next week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 23, 2018 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen. The Fed's projection on...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, the seal of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System is displayed in the ground at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting believed that a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts had raised the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases. The minutes of the Fed's Jan. 30-31 discussions showed...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper looks over clothing at a J.C. Penney store in Seattle. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 14, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth. The latest source of concern was a report Wednesday that showed a key measure of inflation rising in...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper looks over clothing at a J.C. Penney store in Seattle. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 14, 2018 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices, excluding the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.3 percent last month. That was the biggest climb in a year and has intensified inflation fears in financial markets. Overall consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in January, the most in four months, the...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper looks over clothing at a J.C. Penney store in Seattle. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices, excluding the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.3 percent last month. That was the biggest climb in a year and has intensified inflation fears in financial markets. Overall consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in January, the most in four months, the...
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the central bank's quarterly inflation report press conference in the City of London, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. The British pound has risen sharply after the Bank of England indicated it could raise interest rates again as soon as May. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 5:52 am
LONDON (AP) — A day after the Bank of England hinted that it could raise interest rates faster than many expected, a run of economic figures on Friday suggest the British economy did not end 2017 as strongly as previously thought. Official figures showed a 1.3 percent monthly decline in industrial...
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the central bank's quarterly inflation report press conference in the City of London, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. The British pound has risen sharply after the Bank of England indicated it could raise interest rates again as soon as May. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has become more confident about Britain's prospects and indicated it could raise interest rates in coming months — even in the face of the welter of uncertainties related to the country's exit from the European Union...
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the central bank's quarterly inflation report press conference in the City of London, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. The British pound has risen sharply after the Bank of England indicated it could raise interest rates again as soon as May. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 10:12 am
LONDON (AP) — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has turned more confident about Britain's prospects and indicated it could raise interest rates in coming months — even in the face of the welter of uncertainties related to the country's exit from the European Union...
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Placards and banners opposing Brexit on railings as The European Commission's Chief Negotiator for the UK exiting the European Union, Michel Barnier is at 10 Downing Street for a meeting, outside the Houses of Parliament, London, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
February 08, 2018 - 7:45 am
LONDON (AP) — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has turned more confident about Britain's near-term prospects and indicated it could raise interest rates in coming months — even in the face of uncertainties over the country's exit from the European Union. Though it kept...
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February 08, 2018 - 7:26 am
LONDON (AP) — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has turned more confident about Britain's near-term prospects and indicated it could raise interest rates in coming months — even in the face of uncertainties over the country's exit from the European Union. Though it kept...
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