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  • Gloomy China, Japan data add to pressure for stimulus

    China and Japan reported gloomy industrial data Wednesday, adding to pressure on leaders of the world's second- and third-largest economies to launch new stimulus.
  • Fed's Lacker says there's 'strong' case for June interest rate hike

    Fed's Lacker says there's 'strong' case for June interest rate hike
    A top Federal Reserve policymaker said some of the recent economic weakness probably was caused by bad weather and insisted that a “strong” case for raising interest rates in June still exists. Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal...

    Eurozone deflation eases, unemployment at near 3-year low

    The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it's increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way. Official figures Tuesday raised hopes that the current bout of deflation across...

    5 Savage truths about inflation

    No one seems worried about inflation today. The symptom of inflation is rising prices, which doesn't seem to be happening -- except perhaps for medical services and college expenses. But inflation is specifically a money issue: more money pushing prices...

    Consumer spending edges up in February

    Consumer spending edges up in February
    U.S. consumers spent slightly more in February following two straight monthly declines and their income rose by a healthy amount, a development that economists hope will keep boosting spending in coming months. Consumer spending edged up a tiny 0.1...