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Will US Inflation Tick Higher In 2018?

The Federal Reserve has been trying to lift the inflation trend in recent years with limited success. Key measures of the price trend remain below the central bank’s 2.0% target and recent data point to more of the same for the immediate future. But there are hints that the inflation is stabilizing, perhaps laying the groundwork for creeping higher in the new year.
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Macro Briefing: 14 November 2017

Republicans aim to prevent Moore from becoming a Senator: The Hill
Trump claims progress on changing rules to cut US trade deficit: Bloomberg
Lebanon’s political crisis threatens wider troubles for Middle East: WaPo
Economists upbeat on US growth outlook in new Philly Fed survey: MNI
China’s industrial output and retail spending growth tick down in Oct: RTT
China leads world with fastest supercomputers: CNET
Maybe low stock-market volatility is normal: Bloomberg
US economy near full employment; implies more rate hikes: Fed Watch
US year-ahead inflation outlook ticks up to 2.6%, a 6-month high: NY Fed