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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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Powell Fed raises as many questions as answers with rate cut

The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate this week for the first time in a decade to try to counter the impact of President Donald Trump’s trade wars, stubbornly low inflation and global weakness. It left open the possibility ...

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Powell Fed raises as many questions as answers with rate cut

The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate this week for the first time in a decade to try to counter the impact of President Donald Trump’s trade wars, stubbornly low inflation and global weakness. It left open the possibility ...

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Fed set to cut rates for first time in decade. Is it a risk?

There’s little dispute that the Federal Reserve this week will do something it hasn’t done since 2008, when the U.S. economy was gripped by the Great Recession: Cut its benchmark interest rate. This time, by contrast, the economy is solid ...

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Fed set to cut rates for first time in decade. Is it a risk?

There’s little dispute that the Federal Reserve this week will do something it hasn’t done since 2008, when the U.S. economy was gripped by the Great Recession: Cut its benchmark interest rate. This time, by contrast, the economy is solid ...

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US economy slowed to 2.1 percent growth rate in second quarter

The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the April-June quarter even as consumers stepped up their spending. The gross domestic product, the economy’s total output of goods and services, grew at a 2.1 percent annual rate last quarter, down from a ...

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US economy slowed to 2.1 percent growth rate in second quarter

The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the April-June quarter even as consumers stepped up their spending. The gross domestic product, the economy’s total output of goods and services, grew at a 2.1 percent annual rate last quarter, down from a ...

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