inflation

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 13, 2018 - 2:54 pm
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday by raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaling that it may step up its pace of rate increases. The Fed now foresees four rate hikes...
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Trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)
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October 11, 2018 - 11:43 am
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch of low...
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