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Why March’s Inflation Numbers Could Pressure the Fed
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that US consumer prices fell 0.1% in March.
Why FOMC’s Raphael Bostic Is Not Happy with Low Inflation Explanations
Bostic dealt with various reasons that have been cited as reasons for the lower level of inflation—even questioning the common ones.
FOMC’s James Bullard Has Three Questions for US Monetary Policy
Bullard said that the current growth rate in the US economy is likely to remain consistent with recent quarterly growth—near the 2% mark.
Do Markets Agree with Janet Yellen on Low Inflation?
In her post-meeting press conference, US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seemed less worried than expected about the current state of US inflation.
Is the Uptick in August Inflation Enough for a Fed Hike in December?
Slow US inflation growth has been a concern for the US Fed and was one of the key reasons that the Fed raised interest rates only twice in 2017.
Here’s Why the US Inflation Rate Is Troubling the Fed
In its latest monetary policy statement, the Fed admitted it would take longer than expected for inflation to reach its 2.0% target.
What Are the Traditional Measures of Labor Productivity?
Labor productivity is an important tool to measure the strength of a country’s economy. Policymakers often use this indicator to compare output efficiency during a particular period.