Economy

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates this week, in an effort to tamp down inflation. The Fed is worried in part about the tight job market, which
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Wall Street's worries about the Federal Reserve's ability to deal with high inflation has led to some wild swings in the market, and that heightened v
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U.S. employers added 428,000 jobs in April, as the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%. Stiff competition for workers is pushing up wages, which has
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U.S. employers added 428,000 jobs in April, as the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%.
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The Labor Department reports on monthly job gains for April Friday morning. The month began with a record number of job openings, which is good for pr
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More than a third of the Latino households surveyed by the Pew Research Center said they'd used something other than a traditional mortgage. Alternati
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If Roe v. Wade is over turned, certain groups of people would be disproportionately affected. Unemployment data is released Friday. Results are expect
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With inflation over 8.5%, it's perhaps time for a long-ignored investment option to shine: the I-bond. It's a U.S. Treasury savings bond, and its inte
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The declines come a day after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by the most in over two decades as it embarks on a high-stakes fight to bring
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Markets jumped after Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank was not contemplating bigger rate hikes than the half-a-percentage-point increase i
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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by half a percentage point Wednesday, in an effort to cool off demand and lower inflation. Consumer prices h
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The European Union wants to sharpen its sanctions against Russia. But its leaders acknowledge Europe's economy could suffer.
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The federal rental aid program expects to distribute the rest of its money by mid-summer. Some cities have already run out of funding, pushing evictio
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The Fed is likely to raise interest rates by a half-percentage point Wednesday, in an effort to crack down on inflation. It's the first rate hike of t
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On an investor call, Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz said the company was investing $1 billion to raise wages, enhance benefits and modernize sto
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The prices of cooking oil are rising. Why that could put global security at risk.
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The Federal Reserve is expected to approve its largest interest rate hike in more than two decades this week. Additional rate increases are likely, as
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From New York City to Turkey, activists and workers seized this International Workers' Day as a moment to push for greater worker protections and chan
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What springs to mind when you hear May Day? In the U.S. and abroad, the day has grown to encompass a spectrum of meanings. But the themes have remaine
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Chile pepper and pecan farmers in New Mexico struggle as the price of fuel and fertilizer rise faster than what they can get for their crops. That cou
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