Martin Crutsinger

Federal Reserve raises key interest rate by quarter-point

 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates after seven years of record lows. But it’s... Read more

US consumer prices unchanged in November

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, as declines in energy and food costs offset increases in airline fares and... Read more

Consumer spending up a weak 0.1 percent in October


WASHINGTON — Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second month in a row in October, while personal income rebounded... Read more

Fed pondering December rate increase


WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials believed last month that the economic conditions needed to trigger the first interest... Read more

Fed keeps rate at record low; will consider increase in December


WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key short-term interest rate at a record low in the face of a weak global... Read more