Stubbornly high rents and food prices boost US inflation in August

The consumer price index increases by 0.1% in August Rents, food and health care explain the rise in the CPI Core CPI jumped 0.6%; increased 6.3% year-over-year WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – U.S. consumer prices rose unexpectedly in August and core inflation accelerated amid rising rent and health care costs, giving the Federal Reserve ammunition … Read more

Biden administration urges unions, railroads to avoid shutdown

The United States Chamber of Commerce building is seen in Washington, DC, U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has urged railroads and unions to reach a deal to avoid a rail work stoppage, saying on Monday it … Read more

Britain’s new leader Liz Truss finalizes huge electricity subsidy plan

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Truss will announce an energy support plan on Thursday The new Prime Minister rules out the exceptional tax on electricity companies Pound falls to lowest since 1985 against US dollar Kwarteng says borrowing will be higher BoE says support for energy could help calm inflation LONDON, … Read more

Biden attacks Trump loyalists but not all Republicans after backlash

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WEST MIFFLIN, Pennsylvania, September 5 (Reuters) – Democratic President Joe Biden on Monday attacked “MAGA Republicans” loyal to former President Donald Trump as he spent Labor Day making sure unionized workers ensured strong turnout for Democratic candidates in the November elections. “We have a choice,” Biden … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond to cut jobs and close stores in bid to reverse losses

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 31 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.O) On Wednesday, it announced it had signed deals for more than $500 million in new funding and would close 150 stores, cut jobs and revamp its merchandising strategy in a bid to turn around its loss-making … Read more

Wall Street plummets for 4th straight session on Fed outlook

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Snap jumps as it restructures advertising business and lays off staff Bed Bath & Beyond sinks in corporate overhaul Dow down 0.57%, S&P 500 down … Read more

Fed officials see US interest rates rising further

John C. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks at the Economic Club of New York in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas jackson Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 30 (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve officials on … Read more

The Fed’s Powell triggered a 1,000 point rout in the Dow Jones. Here’s what investors should do next.

Now might be a good time to consider hiding in short-term Treasuries or corporate bonds and other defensive parts of the stock market. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke of a willingness to inflict “a bit of pain” on households and businesses in an unusually blunt speech from Jackson Hole that hinted at … Read more

Wall Street ends well as Powell speech affirms hawkish rate stance

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 15, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fed will continue to tighten until inflation is under control – Powell Core PCE rises 0.1% in July compared to a rise of 0.6% … Read more

The Taliban mark a year in power that has given Afghanistan security but little hope

Taliban celebrate ‘Salvation and Freedom Day’ Relatively safer country, but facing challenges Aid reduced as international community demands rights for women KABUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The Taliban and their supporters waved the group’s black and white flag on the streets of Afghanistan on Monday to celebrate one year since they entered the capital and … Read more