Economy

Follow coverage of the U.S. and global economy, jobs and unemployment; banking; interest rates and other decisions by the Federal Reserve (Fed) and Chair; and economic indicators such as the gross domestic product (GDP), factory orders and durable goods. Other topics include the federal budget deficit and national debt, and local economic columnist Jon Talton.

Trump summons Powell to discuss rates amid WH attacks on Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump summoned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to the White House on Monday to discuss the economy and interest rates — issues on which Trump has repeatedly attacked the Fed. The Fed said in a statement that Powell’s message to Trump during their meeting was similar to the one he...

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US producer prices up 0.4% in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices rose 0.4% in October, the biggest jump in six months, reflecting a surge in energy costs. The Labor Department...