CHRISTOPHER RUGABER

CHRISTOPHER RUGABER

Washington, D.C.
Christopher Rugaber is an Associated Press Economics Writer.

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Economy

Prices Up 2.4 Percent in Inflation Gauge Watched Closely by Federal Reserve, Exceeding Central Bank’s Target

Even though average paychecks have outpaced inflation over the past year, many Americans are frustrated that overall prices are well above where they were before inflation erupted three years ago.

AP/Nam Y. Huh
Economy

Inflation Slows to 3.1 Percent as Frustration Over Stubborn Price Pressures Threatens Biden Re-Election Drive

Inflation has become a pivotal issue in President Biden’s bid for re-election, with Americans exasperated that average prices are still about 19 percent higher than they were when he took office.

AP/Chris O'Meara, file
Economy

Inflation Up 3.1 Percent in November Over Prior Year, a Slight Easing as Gas Prices Fall While Other Costs Surge

Measured from a year ago, core prices — considered by the Fed a better guide to the future path of inflation — rise 4 percent, the same as in October.

AP/David Zalubowski
Economy

Employers Add 199,000 Jobs in November, Signaling a Resilient Labor Market and Raising Hopes for a ‘Soft Landing’

In Friday’s report from the Labor Department, the unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent from 3.9 percent, not far above a five-decade low of 3.4 percent in April.

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Economy

Inflation Dips to 3.2 Percent in October as Interest Rate Hikes Cool Economy

It’s the smallest year-over-year increase since June, though core inflation is running at 4 percent, twice as high as the Fed’s inflation goal.

AP/David Zalubowski
Economy

Federal Reserve Leaves Key Rate Unchanged, Keeping Open Possibility of a Future Hike

Most Fed watchers expect the central bank to keep rates unchanged in December as well.

AP/Seth Wenig
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