A string of encouraging reports is raising hope about the economy — but worries of a possible recession have not gone away. Here's why.
Annual inflation fell to 3% in June, the lowest since March 2021. That probably won't stop the Federal Reserve from raising rates again, but this month's expected hike could be the last.
The Federal Reserve is gearing up to raise interest rates after inflation hit a 40-year high, sparking fears in Wall Street about what these steps will mean for the economy.
Consumer prices are soaring at their highest annual pace in almost 40 years. Some progressives such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren blame corporate profiteering, but most economists scoff.
Strong corporate profits have helped keep stock prices rising, and a weaker dollar has benefited companies that sell a lot of products overseas.