Martin Crutsinger

Consumer prices post April increase

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices jumped in April by the largest amount in more than three years, reflecting a surge in the price of... Read more

Fed keeps key interest rate unchanged


WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate unchanged Wednesday against the backdrop of a slowdown in U.S. and... Read more

Fed chief says rate increase not a mistake

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Thursday that the central bank did not make a mistake... Read more

Household spending and home building fuel modest US growth

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending and home construction are helping sustain modest U.S. economic growth despite... Read more

Fed keeps key rates unchanged; foresees fewer increases


WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged in light of global pressures that risk slowing the U.... Read more

Economy grows at meager pace in 4th quarter


WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy struggled to grow in the October-December quarter as consumer spending, business investment and... Read more