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Job openings and quits continue to moderate

Job openings and quits continue to moderate

There remained 1.7 job vacancies per unemployed worker, significantly higher than 2019's average of 1.2.
U.S. October CPI: Inflation still high, but relief on the horizon

U.S. October CPI: Inflation still high, but relief on the horizon

inflation is most likely approaching an inflection point where the central bank can begin considering a pause in its efforts to restore price stability.
Fed raises its policy rate by 75 basis points as it prepares to slow pace of hikes

Fed raises its policy rate by 75 basis points as it prepares to slow pace of hikes

The Federal Reserve increased its policy rate by 75 basis points on Wednesday to a range between 3.75% and 4% as it hinted at slowing the pace of its hikes.
Producer prices rebound, keeping pressure on Fed to raise rates

Producer prices rebound, keeping pressure on Fed to raise rates

The producer price index rose by 0.4% in September after falling for two straight months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday.
Amid global economic turmoil, stress grips fixed-income markets

Amid global economic turmoil, stress grips fixed-income markets

Fixed-income markets are signaling a shift in perceptions of financial stability and raising a caution flag for investors.
FOMC policy decision: Fed hikes policy rate by 75 basis points

FOMC policy decision: Fed hikes policy rate by 75 basis points

At this critical juncture, with the policy rate residing in neutral terrain, it is natural for the Fed to adjust its rhetoric as it considers next steps.
U.S. June CPI: Persistent top-line inflation hits 9.1%

U.S. June CPI: Persistent top-line inflation hits 9.1%

The top-line consumer price index hit 9.1% in June on the back of a 11.2% increase in gasoline prices and a 7.5% jump in overall energy prices.
Job openings show signs of a slowdown

Job openings show signs of a slowdown

Job openings declined for the second straight month in May as the Federal Reserve's rate hikes slowed down overall demand.
Fed announces largest rate hike in nearly three decades as it seeks to restore price stability

Fed announces largest rate hike in nearly three decades as it seeks to restore price stability

The Federal Reserve lifted its federal funds policy rate to a range between 1.5% and 1.75% on Wednesday as it moves to restore price stability over the medium term.
U.S. May CPI: Inflation continues to broaden out on higher gas and housing costs

U.S. May CPI: Inflation continues to broaden out on higher gas and housing costs

Inflation continued to broaden out across the American economy in May, rising by 8.6% annually and underscoring the urgency among central bankers to restore price stability through an increase in the federal funds rate and a drawdown in its $8.9 trillion balance sheet.
Get ready for another round of supply chain bottlenecks

Get ready for another round of supply chain bottlenecks

Just when middle market businesses where hoping for relief from supply chain disruptions, China's renewed economic shutdowns laying the groundwork from another round.
Why excess labor demand is unhealthy

Why excess labor demand is unhealthy

The economy is fewer than 1 million jobs from reaching its pre-pandemic level. Yet there were a record 11.55 million job vacancies.
How insurers can brace for inflation impact

How insurers can brace for inflation impact

Inflation is likely to increase the cost of claims for auto physical damage, property and catastrophe lines of business for years to come.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation and the middle market

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation and the middle market

This legislation represents the most significant modernization of the nation’s infrastructure since the middle of the 20th century.
U.S. households are drawing down savings as the economy booms

U.S. households are drawing down savings as the economy booms

After building up prodigious savings during the pandemic, American households are starting to spend that cash.
Looking ahead to 2022

Looking ahead to 2022

Nearly two years into the pandemic, there are signs that the worst of a once-in-a-century shock to the global economy is beginning to fade.