Latest Prices News

Inflation forces homebuilders to take it slow, raise prices

Sep. 23, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in the hottest U.S. housing market in more than a decade, new home construction has turned into a frustratingly uncertain and costly proposition for many homebuilders. Rising costs and shortages of building materials and labor are rippling across...

Bank of England keeps rates on hold, warns over inflation

Sep. 23, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate at the record low of 0.1% while warning Thursday that inflation is set to be double its target rate by the end of this year, largely due to a sharp spike in energy prices. The decision from the central bank's...

Turkish central bank bows to Erdogan's pressure to cut rates

Sep. 23, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s Central Bank unexpectedly cut the main interest rate by one percentage point on Thursday, bowing to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s demand for lower borrowing rates to boost growth. The bank’s monetary committee cut the policy rate from...

Asian shares, Wall Street hold gains after Fed statement

Sep. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy later this year. Shares rose in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Australia and Taiwan but fell in South Korea and Malaysia. U.S....

Fed: On track to slow support for economy later this year

Sep. 22, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed plans to announce as early as November that it will start withdrawing the extraordinary support it unleashed after the coronavirus paralyzed the economy 18 months ago. Powell said...

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement after its meeting

Sep. 22, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price...

Federal Reserve moves up timetable for a potential rate hike to 2022, from 2023, as economy and inflation pick up

Sep. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve moves up timetable for a potential rate hike to 2022, from 2023, as economy and inflation pick up.

Existing US home sales fell in August, price growth slows

Sep. 22, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell in August and prices that have been soaring eased, the latest sign the housing market is cooling as intense competition leaves many would-be buyers on the sidelines. Existing homes sales fell 2% last month from July to a...

UK energy crisis: Govt in CO2 deal to avert food shortages

Sep. 21, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government agreed Tuesday to support an American-owned firm that produces much of the U.K.'s carbon dioxide, a deal designed to avert shortages of meat, poultry and packaged foods amid a crisis triggered by soaring energy costs. Business...

UK gov't says lights will stay on despite energy price surge

Sep. 20, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's business secretary said on Monday that there is no danger that people won't be able to heat their homes this winter after a surge in natural gas prices forced him to hold emergency talks with energy suppliers and consumer groups. Kwasi Kwarteng...