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Fed’s odd dilemma: Low unemployment but pressure to do more

With the nation’s unemployment rate at its lowest point since human beings first walked on the moon, you might expect the Federal Reserve to be raising interest rates to keep the economy from overheating and igniting inflation. That’s what the ...

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Fed’s odd dilemma: Low unemployment but pressure to do more

With the nation’s unemployment rate at its lowest point since human beings first walked on the moon, you might expect the Federal Reserve to be raising interest rates to keep the economy from overheating and igniting inflation. That’s what the ...

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White House insists fundamentals of US economy ‘very strong’

The “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump’s reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser Kellyanne ...

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White House insists fundamentals of US economy ‘very strong’

The “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump’s reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser Kellyanne ...

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US consumer prices rose 0.3 percent amid widespread cost increases

U.S. consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in July, pushed higher by more expensive gas, medical care and housing. The consumer price index increased 1.8 percent compared with a year earlier, up from 1.6 percent in June, the Labor Department said ...

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