Fed’s Powell talks inflation, interest rates
November consumer prices surged 6.8%, producer prices 6.9% highest in decades
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered his final press conference of the year after policymakers wrapped Wednesday's meeting.
CONSUMERS ARE GETTING WHACKED WITH HIGH PRICES FOR THESE ITEMS
Policymakers stepped up the dialing back of its aggressive bond-buying program, signaling at least three rate hikes in 2022. Expectations for inflation were also ratcheted up after both consumer and producer prices hit record highs this week.
Stocks soared on the developments.
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CONSUMER INFLATION HITS HIGHEST SINCE 1982
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