U.S. Producer Prices Post Biggest Gain in 6 Months
"Inflation needs to accelerate noticeably for the Fed to consider raising interest rates, and that doesn’t appear to be in the cards."
Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again in ‘Insurance’ Move
“We took this step to help keep the economy strong in the face of global developments and to provide some insurance against ongoing risks."
Fed to Cut Rates Again This Year, S&P Predicts
Another cut in December is "contingent upon an escalation in trade tensions, further weakness in global growth, and increased geopolitical tensions."
U.S. Consumer Spending Surges 0.6% in July
“The consumer is still very sturdy and providing fundamental strength to the overall economy,” an economist says.
Core CPI Rises 0.3% for Second Straight Month
The July inflation readings reduce "the chances that the U.S. central bank would cut rates by half a percentage point" in September.
U.S. Producer Prices Rise 0.1% in June
The tepid gain in the PPE points to “relatively subdued inflation, as most of the increase was driven by volatile categories of goods and services.”
Core Inflation Posts Biggest Jump in 17 Months
The pick-up in underlying inflation in June "argues against aggressive monetary stimulus from the central bank," an economist says.
The Reason the Fed May Need to Cut Interest Rates This Year
The "real" economy won't benefit much from a rate reduction, but the Federal Open Market Committee may have other things on its mind.
U.S. Inflation Picks Up the Most in 15 Months
Deceleration in consumer spending is expected to curb the increase and keep interest rates unchanged.
U.S. Productivity Surges to 3.6% Gain in Q1
“The rebound in productivity is restraining labor costs and keeping inflation in check,” an economist says.
Fed Resists Pressure for Interest Rate Cut
The Fed doesn't see "a strong case for moving [rates] in either direction" amid weak inflation and solid economic growth.