Economy

White House press secretary Jen Psaki answers questions during the daily briefing on March 09, 2022 in Washington, DC. Psaki answered a range of questions related primarily to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Win Mcnamee | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is bracing for Tuesday’s key consumer inflation report to show that the prices
Federal Reserve officials discussed how they want to reduce their trillions in bond holdings at their March meeting, with a consensus amount around $95 billion, minutes released Wednesday showed. Officials “generally agreed” that a limit of $60 billion in Treasurys and $35 billion in mortgage-backed securities would be allowed to roll off, phased in over
Mortgage rates took another jump higher last week, taking their toll on current borrowers who might have wanted to refinance. Demand from homebuyers, however, appears to be hanging in for now. Total mortgage application volume decreased 6.8% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. This, as
The Federal Reserve’s favorite inflation measure showed intensifying price pressures in February, rising to its highest annual level since 1983, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Excluding food and energy prices, the personal consumption expenditures price index increased 5.4% from the same period in 2021, the biggest jump going back to April 1983. Including gas and