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Paul Volcker, the towering former Fed chairman and economist, has died at age 92

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has died. Volcker helped to rein in the US's persistent inflation problem and reset the economy.

People are worried that labor strife, oil shocks, and the Fed could lead to an economic disaster — here’s why they shouldn’t

People are worried that labor strife, oil shocks, and that the Fed could lead to a 1970s-style economic disaster. That's not going to happen.

US stocks are rising ahead of the Fed’s first rate cut in a decade, even as Donald Trump fans trade-war fears

Trump's latest attack on China is "slaughtering hopes" for progress in US-China trade talks, one analyst said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right. Unemployment and inflation are no longer linked in the way that they once were.

AOC is right: Inflation is solved. That’s why central banks are doing the unthinkable — cutting rates when we’ve got full employment...

The economy is screaming for an interest rate rise. But the US Fed and the ECB have signalled they're going to cut instead.
Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California.

A government report found that if the US raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour it would eliminate 1.3 million jobs — but also lift 1.3 million ...

Raising the federal minimum wage would cut 1.3 million jobs from the American economy but also lift an equal number of Americans out of poverty.

Jamaica’s economy is grooving again and its central bank celebrated with a reggae video about inflation

"Low, stable and predictable inflation is to the economy like what the baseline is to reggae music," a Jamaican reggae star says in the YouTube video.

A Wall Street investment chief overseeing $26 billion breaks down why recession fears are overblown, even as the market clamors for Fed relief

The yield-curve inversion between 10-year Treasurys and 3-month notes is a signal of low inflation, not imminent recession, industry watchers argue.

Healthcare cost inflation for Singapore workers was 10 times the economic inflation rate in 2018: Mercer report

Metabolic and cardiovascular, dietary as well as emotional and mental risks were the top three factors that continued to inflate medical costs.

Prices in Venezuela rocketed 130,000% last year

Venezuela's central bank released its first inflation data since 2015, showing the dismal state of the economy. GDP fell at least 10% for 11 quarters.

Private sector employees in Singapore earned higher wages in 2018 despite inflation: MOM report

The highest wage growth was recorded in the finance & insurance and professional services sectors.