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Fed Cuts Interest Rates for the First Time Since 2008
WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve announced July 31 that it's cutting its benchmark federal funds rate for the first time in more than a decade. As widely predicted, the central bank cut ...
July 31, 2019
[WCS Special] Grover Norquist: Trump Tax Cut & Deregulation Effect “Just The Beginning” For US & World Economy
At the Western Conservative Summit, we sat down with Grover Norquist to explore the effects of Trump tax ...
July 18, 2019
Low-Income Household Spending a Key Factor When Canada’s Inflation Underwhelms
News Analysis Since the financial crisis, major central banks have been struggling to raise inflation, but a study ...
July 17, 2019
Chinese Consumers Shocked by 78 Percent Price Increase on Fruit
Recently, an expert from the nonprofit organization Chinese Nutrition Society posted an article that suggested that every adult ...
May 17, 2019
Trump Cheers Low Inflation Data as Clothing, Used Car Prices Fall
President Donald Trump hailed the modest increase of consumer prices in April reported by the Bureau of Labor ...
May 10, 2019
Inflation Weakens, Allowing Fed to Consider Rate Cut This Year
WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve’s key inflation gauge rose at a slow pace in March, remaining well below the central ...
April 29, 2019
Consumer Spending Soars Most in Nearly a Decade, Inflation Stays Low
Americans reached deeper into their pockets in March, spending nearly $1.2 trillion on consumer goods and services. That’s ...
April 29, 2019
Opinion: Trump Is Right to Question Fed Policies
Through his recent appointments, President Donald Trump has begun a much-needed conversation at and about the Federal Reserve. ...
April 14, 2019
Thomas Del Beccaro
Fed’s Powell Says ‘No Rush’ to Hike Rates in ‘Solid’ but Slowing Economy
WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve is in "no rush to make a judgment" about further changes to interest rates, Fed ...
February 26, 2019
US Inflation Slightly Below Estimates
WASHINGTON—Consumer prices rose in October slightly below consensus estimates, potentially easing some worries that higher inflation could lead ...
November 14, 2018
Inflation Cools but Bank of Canada Expected to Hike Rates
OTTAWA—The annual pace of inflation slowed more than expected in September as increases in the price of gasoline ...
October 19, 2018
The Canadian Press
Venezuela’s Annual Inflation Hits 488,865 Percent: Congress
CARACAS—Venezuelan consumer prices rose 488,865 percent in the 12 months ending in September, a member of the opposition-run ...
October 9, 2018
Venezuela Cuts Five Zeros From Currency as Economic Plan Sows Confusion
CARACAS/VALENCIA, Venezuela—Venezuela on Aug. 20 slashed five zeros from prices as part of a broad economic plan that ...
August 20, 2018
Inflation in the News, but What Is It Exactly?
It’s in all the economic headlines now: After years of academics worrying about falling prices, the inflation threat ...
July 16, 2018
Jeffrey A. Tucker
Bank of Canada Hikes Rates as Trade Spat Begins
OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada raised its key policy rate to 1.5 percent on July 11 as the economy ...
July 11, 2018
Bank of Canada Telegraphs July Rate Hike
Bank of Canada
May 30, 2018
Why Rising Oil Prices Aren’t Helping Canada’s Economy
The link between rising oil prices and Canada’s oil-exporting economy is murky.
May 23, 2018
Why Hasn’t Inflation Increased ?
When the Fed kick-started the printing press in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, many monetary hawks ...
May 22, 2018
Bank of Canada Upbeat on Inflation and Growth After Q1 Hiccup
OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada painted a rosier picture of the Canadian economy on April 18, with higher growth ...
April 18, 2018
US Bonds Selloff Could Impact Debt-Ridden Canada
While U.S. stock markets soar to record highs after the passing of the Trump administration’s Tax Cuts and ...
January 25, 2018
Inflation, the Hidden Tax
The Federal Reserve (Fed) targets 2 percent inflation and full employment. While this sounds benign, it is part ...
November 16, 2017
How to Crash an Economy
The United States froze the personal assets of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on July 31 in response to ...
August 3, 2017
Inflation Not Cooperating With Fed
Doubts about the U.S. Federal Reserve raising rates for a third time in 2017 are building
July 26, 2017
Why Bank of Canada, US Fed Should Adopt Lower Inflation Targets
With the Bank of Canada and Fed chomping at the bit to raise rates while inflation sputters, many ...
June 28, 2017
Geopolitical Risks Threaten Exuberant Stock Market
Geopolitical risk is running high despite all seeming well with U.S. stock markets, but evaluating broader trends, which ...
June 14, 2017
Trump’s Policies Would Lead to Inflation
In business and the markets, there exists a power play between two opposing forces and the people behind ...
November 18, 2016
US Bond Sell-off Conveys Different Message From Equity Rally
While exuberant stock markets dominate the financial headlines after Trump’s election victory, the selloff in bonds heralds a ...
November 16, 2016
3 Federal Judges Block Rule Requiring Self-Sufficiency by Immigrants
Chinese Media Limits Coverage, Omits Key Details of Announced US–China Trade Deal
Mexico Military Police Halt 2,000-Strong Migrant Caravan on Its Way to US
Hongkongers Protest Across City as Police Continue Arrests
US–China Trade Deal Boosts Optimism for Farmers, Banks, and Markets
Think Tank Study Shows Democrats Fixing College Loan Crisis That Doesn’t Exist
Mnuchin and Esper Defend Trump’s Handling of Turkey–Syria Crisis