Monetary policy

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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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Health care companies are leading stocks broadly lower in early trading Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, on Wall Street as the market gives back some of its big gain from the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 14, 2018 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): ___ 9:15 a.m. U.S. stock futures are lower after the government reported the highest increase in consumer prices in a year. Futures for the Dow Jones industrials were indicating a drop of 177 points at the open. The...
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Trader Robert Arciero works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Wall Street capped a day of wild swings Friday with a late-afternoon rally that reversed steep early losses and sent the Dow Jones industrial average 330 points higher. Even with the rebound, this was the worst week for the market in about two years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 09, 2018 - 9:07 pm
A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and capping a turbulent week on Wall Street that left the market with its steepest weekly slide in two years. The big point swings that pummeled stocks reflected a...
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Specialist Jay Woods works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, as the chart behind him shows the day's Dow Jones industrial average volatility. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 09, 2018 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market isn't the only thing dropping. Bonds, which are supposed to be the safe part of every investor's portfolio, have faltered, too. In what's been a rude awakening for some investors, bond funds have lost ground these past couple of weeks, unlike in past downturns for...
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Trader Robert Charmak, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as losses from the previous day continue. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 08, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Thursday, and for the second time in four days the Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 1,000 points. The two best-known stock market indexes, the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500, have dropped 10 percent from their all-time highs, set Jan. 26. That...
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Trader Robert Charmak, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as losses from the previous day continue. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 08, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sinking again Thursday, extending a streak of losses that has yanked the market away from record highs. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped more than 600 points. The tumult started last Friday as investors worried about signs of rising inflation. The market fell...
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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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