Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

Christopher Rugaber

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Christopher:

An unexpected job surge confounds the Fed’s economic models

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does the Federal Reserve have it wrong? → Read More

Fed lifts rate by quarter-point but says inflation is easing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve extended its fight against high inflation... → Read More

Fed lifts rate by quarter-point and signals more hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve extended its fight against high inflation by raising its key interest rate by a quarter-point, its eighth hike since March. And the Fed signaled that even though → Read More

Federal Reserve raises its key rate for 8th time

The central bank’s latest move put its benchmark short-term rate in a range of 4.5% to 4.75%, its highest level in about 15 years. → Read More

Federal Reserve raises its key rate for 8th time

The central bank’s latest move put its benchmark short-term rate in a range of 4.5% to 4.75%, its highest level in about 15 years. → Read More

Federal Reserve raises its key rate for 8th time

The central bank’s latest move put its benchmark short-term rate in a range of 4.5% to 4.75%, its highest level in about 15 years. → Read More

Federal Reserve raises its key rate for 8th time

The central bank’s latest move put its benchmark short-term rate in a range of 4.5% to 4.75%, its highest level in about 15 years. → Read More

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge eased further in December, and consumer spending fell — the latest evidence that the Fed’s series of interest rate hikes are slowing the economy. → Read More

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

Friday’s report from the Commerce Department showed that prices rose 5% last month from a year earlier, down from the 5.5% year-over-year increase in November. It was the third straight drop. → Read More

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

Friday’s report from the Commerce Department showed that prices rose 5% last month from a year earlier, down from the 5.5% year-over-year increase in November. It was the third straight drop. → Read More

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

Friday’s report from the Commerce Department showed that prices rose 5% last month from a year earlier, down from the 5.5% year-over-year increase in November. It was the third straight drop. → Read More

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

Friday’s report from the Commerce Department showed that prices rose 5% last month from a year earlier, down from the 5.5% year-over-year increase in November. It was the third straight drop. → Read More

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

Friday’s report from the Commerce Department showed that prices rose 5% last month from a year earlier, down from the 5.5% year-over-year increase in November. It was the third straight drop. → Read More

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge eased further in December, and consumer spending fell — the latest evidence that the Fed's series of interest rate hikes are slowing the economy. → Read More

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

The Fed has been steadily driving up borrowing rates, seeking to slow spending, growth and the surging prices that have bedeviled the nation for nearly two years. → Read More

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

The Fed has been steadily driving up borrowing rates, seeking to slow spending, growth and the surging prices that have bedeviled the nation for nearly two years. → Read More

How will we know if the US economy is in a recession?

The second consecutive quarter of economic growth that the government reported Thursday underscored that the nation isn’t in a recession despite high inflation and the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate → Read More

Wholesale inflation in US slowed further in December to 6.2%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices in the United States rose 6.2% in December from a year earlier, a sixth straight slowdown and a hopeful sign that inflation pressures will continue to cool. The latest year-over-year figure was down from 7.3% in November and from a recent peak of 11.7% in March. On a monthly basis, […] → Read More

Wholesale price hikes slowed in December as inflation eases

On a monthly basis, the government's producer price index dropped 0.5% from November to December. → Read More

Wholesale price hikes slowed in December as inflation eases

On a monthly basis, the government's producer price index dropped 0.5% from November to December. → Read More