What will happen with inflation, interest rates and housing? Here’s what to expect in the next two years, and what could go wrong.
How does the Fed affect the rest of us? Here's an explainer, and when to expect lower prices for groceries, possibly higher unemployment, and what you can do for now
The Fed is trying to get inflation back down to 2%, but is that too low for the good of the economy?
The precise level of inflation the Federal Reserve should target is less critical for the U.S. economy than making sure prices rise in a slow and predictable manner, experts said.
More headlines on inflation
Tempted to open a new credit card? It might get more difficult. Powell warns of ‘tighter credit conditions for households and businesses’
The Fed raised its benchmark interest rate by another 25 basis points on Wednesday as it fights against inflation.
Fed’s Barkin says high inflation made case for rate hike ‘pretty clear’
The president of the Richmond Federal Reserve said persistent inflation justified the central bank's move to raise U.S. interest rates again this week.
U.S. economy speeds up in March, S&P finds, but so does inflation
The U.S. economy accelerated in March, S&P Global surveys showed, but so did inflation as companies raised selling prices.
The Fed has it wrong: Corporate greed is to blame for inflation, not rising wages, SocGen analyst says
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has repeatedly said undercutting wage growth for American workers is essential for tamping down the worst bout of inflation in the U.S. in more than 40 years.
Can Social Security keep pace with high inflation? Maybe not, but you can still fight back.
The 8.7% COLA for Social Security recipients in 2023 may not be not enough to offset rising prices.
Norway Central Bank raises key rate to 3.0% and lifts rate path
Norges Bank increased its key policy rate by 25 basis points to 3.00%, as expected and may raise them further in May.
Fed hikes interest rates again, pencils in just one more rate rise this year
The Federal Reserve moved ahead Wednesday with another interest-rate hike, but the central bank penciled in only one more rate hike this cycle.
Fed says inflation won’t fall as quickly as expected
Inflation won't fall quite as rapidly in 2023 as previously predicted and the economy is likely to weaken further, the Federal Reserve predicts.
Fed’s ‘dot plot’ seen diverging from market over future path of interest rates
The Fed will release updated projections for interest-rates and likely won't ratify the markets expectations of quick rate cuts.
Quarter-point Bank of England rate hike seen as virtual lock after surprise acceleration in inflation
What was an uncertain Bank of England decision became almost a lock after U.K. inflation data came in unexpectedly hot.
Opinion ‘Someone needs to tell Jerome Powell that this is not a kill-at-all-costs mission.’ Cut interest rates now to prevent a full-blown banking crisis.
A rate cut won't end the war on inflation. It just pauses the battle -- if the Fed has the guts to do it, writes Chuck Jaffe.
What’s at stake for stocks, bonds as Federal Reserve weighs bank chaos against inflation fight
Markets may be in a vulnerable position ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting this week, as traders bet the banking crisis could lead to interest-rate cuts over the next year.
Bank failures like SVB are a reminder that ‘risk-free’ assets can still wreck portfolios
What went wrong with SVB's investment securities? Why it matters for markets and the Fed's inflation fight.
Is inflation set to slow quickly? Let’s read the tea leaves.
Is stubbornly persistent U.S. inflation on the verge of a sharp slowdown? Some tantalizing hints point in that direction.
Consumer sentiment falls for first time in four months — and that was before Americans knew about SVB
A survey of consumer sentiment slid to 63.4 in March and fell for the first time in four months, reflecting angst about high inflation and a slowing economy.
Import prices fall again and are now helping to reduce U.S. inflation
The cost of imported goods fell 0.1% in February and declined for the seventh time in the past eighth months, helping to contribute to a slowdown in U.S. inflation.
Dow ends down 280 points after Credit Suisse woes reignite bank-sector angst
U.S. stocks ended mostly lower Wednesday, but well off the session's worst levels, after concerns over the health of Credit Suisse sparked renewed banking-sector anxiety.
2-year Treasury yield falls to almost six-month low as traders see full percentage point of Fed rate cuts
U.S. bond yields dive as troubles at Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reverberate around financial markets.
Britain will avoid technical recession in 2023 and inflation will drop below 3%, says U.K. finance minister in budget speech
The set-piece Spring Budget contained a number of proposals to ease the cost of living, including freezing duties on fuel and beer sold in pubs.
Would you believe that health insurance is getting cheaper? That’s what the Labor Department says.
Did you know that health insurance premiums fell 4.1% last month, and are down nearly 5% from a year ago?