Tags: Inflation

Top Fed Officials Bolster Case for Patient Stance on Rate Cuts

By Rich Miller, Catarina Saraiva, and Steve Matthews Three top Federal Reserve officials hammered home the message Thursday that the US central bank is still on track to cut interest rates this year — just not anytime soon. Fed Vice Chair Philip Jefferson and Governor Lisa Cook said they’re optimistic inflation is still cooling despite a blip in January, but made clear they want more evidence it’s […]

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Plummeting Inflation Raises New Risk for Fed: Rising Real Interest Rates

By Nick Timiraos Federal Reserve officials start the year with a problem they would ordinarily love to have: Inflation has fallen much faster than expected. It does, nonetheless, pose a conundrum. The reason: If inflation has sustainably returned to the Fed’s 2% target, then real rates—nominal rates adjusted for inflation—have risen and might be restricting economic activity too […]

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Summers Says ‘Transitory Factors’ Behind Inflation Are Now Easing

By Christopher Anstey (Bloomberg) — Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said that “transitory factors” have been one element in a faster slowdown in US inflation than he anticipated. “Given how strong the economy has been, there’s still a surprise in what’s happened to inflation,” Summers said on Bloomberg Television’s Wall Street Week with David Westin. That […]

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PODCAST: Ben Van Leeuwen Gives The Scoop On His Ice Cream Shop’s Global Expansion

https://www.bisnow.com/author/miriam-hall-128140 Van Leeuwen Ice Cream co-founder Ben Van Leeuwen joins us for a candid episode, discussing the New York City-based chain’s expansion, how it has handled inflation, and why American consumer habits are perfectly aligned with expensive, high-end ice cream. “In 1980, the average food spend out of home in the U.S. was 20 cents on the dollar. In 2020, […]

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