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The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building during a renovation in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. The Federal Reserve chair last week suggested the US central bank is inclined to hold interest rates steady again at its next meeting while leaving open the possibility of a future hike if policymakers see further signs of resilient economic growth.
US Economy News Today: Fed Officials Still Need More Proof Inflation Is On Its Way Out
The US Federal Reserve is seen in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2024.
The Fed Is In No Rush To Cut Rates, Meeting Minutes Show
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This Chart Explains Why Economists Think Inflation Is Destined To Fall
A for sale sign is posted in front of a home for sale on February 20, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
US Economy News Today: Could the Government's Measure of Housing Inflation Be Better?
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The New York City Economic Tracker: January 22, 2024
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US Economy News Today: Inflation Expectations Could Be Self-Fulfilling
San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly
Fed Official Daly Hammers Home 'Patience' Message On Rate Cut Timing
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US Economy News Today: Fed Officials Say More "Work To Do" on Inflation Before Cutting Rates
Lael Brainard, director of the US National Economic Council, during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024.
Grocery Sticker Shock May Alter Consumer Habits, Forcing Companies To Cut Prices: Brainard
A customer shops at a grocery store on February 13, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.
January's Retail Sales Slump Raises Questions About US Consumer Strength
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UK and Japan Fell into Recessions at the End of Last Year
Guests make their purchases during the grand opening of Nordstrom Rack at Best of the West shopping center on May 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
US Economy News Today: Are Consumers Hitting A Wall With Their Spending?
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US Economy News Today: Mortgages Dip on Elevated Rates
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell
Inflation Data Batters Markets as Investors' Hopes for a Spring Rate Cut Dim
Shoppers at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.
US Inflation, More Stubborn Than Expected, Edged Down To 3.1% in January
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US Economy News Today: Investors Think Fed Rate Cut in May Less Likely After CPI
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US Economy Today: Consumer Sentiment Catches Up to Economy
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What You Need to Know Ahead of Tuesday's Closely Watched CPI Inflation Report
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CEO Confidence in the US Economy is at a Two-Year High
US Federal Reserve Board of Governors at the William McChesney Martin Jr. Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC, US
US Economy Today: 2023's Disinflation Is Affirmed
The US Department of Labor Building on March 26, 2020, in Washington, DC.
US Economy Today: Unemployment Claims Edge Down
US Federal Reserve Board of Governors at the William McChesney Martin Jr. Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC, US
US Economy Today: Federal Reserve Officials Beat the 'Confidence' Drum
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US Economy Today: What Will Tuesday's Fed Speakers Add to the Rate Cut Conversation?
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Almost Every Kind of Loan Got Harder To Get in Fourth Quarter
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.
US Economy Today: Fed Chair Reiterates the Importance of Timing
Customers at Apple store in New York City.
Why Does The US Economy Keep Beating Expectations?
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China's 2024 Growth to Slow to 4.6%, Dragged by Weak Exports, Property Slump, Says IMF
Commuters arrive at Grand Central Madison during the morning rush hour as service begins from all train stations on February 27, 2023, in New York City.
January Was Scorching Hot For Hiring And Raises—Maybe Too Hot For The Fed
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One Of The Most Important Gauges of Economic Health is Working Again
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US Economy Today: What Even Is 'Greater Confidence' According to the Fed?
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Fed Holds Key Interest Rate Steady, Says A March Cut is Unlikely
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on September 20, 2023 at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC.
US Economy Today: Fed Unsurprisingly Holds Rates Steady
eople shop at a home improvement store in Brooklyn on January 25, 2024 in New York City.
Consumer Confidence Surges to the Highest Level in Two Years
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Employers Stayed In Hiring Mode In December
People walk by a now hiring sign posted in front of a CVS store on April 07, 2023 in San Rafael, California.
US Economy Today: JOLTS Shows Still-Strong Job Market
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The New York City Economic Tracker: January 8, 2024
A picture taken during an organised tour by Yemen's Huthi rebels on November 22, 2023 shows the Galaxy Leader cargo ship, seized by Huthi fighters two days earlier, at a port on the Red Sea in Yemen's province of Hodeida.
How Is This Suez Canal Slowdown Different From The Last? Businesses Are Better Prepared
A cargo ship travels on the Suez Canal in Ismailia Province, Egypt, Jan. 13, 2024.
Canal Crises Could Make Retailers Raise Prices
Steel workers adjusting position of brake press formed steel with crane.
US Economy Today: Borrowers Are Falling Behind on Their Bills
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Unions Scored Big Victories In 2023: Why Don't More People Join Them?
U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference at the headquarters of the Federal Reserve on December 13, 2023 in Washington, DC.
How Far Away Are Lower Interest Rates? Clues Might be Coming After Fed Meeting Wednesday
People shop at a home improvement store in Brooklyn on January 25, 2024 in New York City.
Income Rose, Inflation Cooled In December As US Economy Heads Toward Soft Landing
People shop at a home improvement store in Brooklyn on January 25, 2024 in New York City.
US Economy Today: Friday's PCE Report Points to Soft Landing
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Here's What Economists Thought About Thursday's GDP Growth
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US Economic Growth Slowed in 4Q But Still Beat Expectations Despite High Interest Rates
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US Economy Today: GDP Growth Slows But Still Beats Expectations
A "Sale Pending" sign in front of a home in Pinole, California, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023.
US Economy Today: Strong Industry Trends Could Bolster GDP Reading
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What Thursday's Quarterly GDP Report Will Tell Us About the State of the US Economy
Lawrence Thomas pictured in his car at his home in Orange on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 is a delivery driver for Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub and has completed over 6000 deliveries.
New Worker Classification Rule Could Disrupt the US Gig Economy
A woman fills her car with gas.
Consumer Sentiment Surges Higher Again as Inflation Fears Fade
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New Housing Construction Dipped in December, Permits Rose
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Auto Market Could Favor Buyers in 2024 as High Inventories Push Prices Down, Incentives Up
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Homebuilders See Brighter Future As Mortgage Rates Fall
A person carries shopping bags in the Americana at Brand shopping center on the day after Christmas on December 26, 2023 in Glendale, California.
Consumer Spending Beat Expectations Again in December
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With Inflation Close to Target, Fed's Waller Says Rate Cuts Shouldn’t Be ‘Rushed’
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Where the Minimum Wage Is Rising—and Why That Still Matters
A fuel distributor prepares a fuel refill hose at a Safeway gas station in Hercules, California, U.S., on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
Wholesale Prices Fall for Third Straight Month. Will Consumer Inflation Follow?
A customer shops for bottled water at a Walmart Supercenter on January 10, 2024 in Austin, Texas.
Inflation Accelerated in December, Dimming Hopes For Imminent Fed Rate Cut
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The New York City Economic Tracker: December 18, 2023
Small business in Hampton, Georgia.
Improved Sales, Economic Outlook Push Small Business Optimism to 5-Month High