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Asian stock indexes made firm gains Thursday, with the exception of the Shanghai Composite Index, boosted by financial and technology stocks with Japan, South Korea and Australia all closing stronger.
Crude futures rose past $115 Wednesday for the first time, propelled by concerns about how much gas will be available during the peak summer months.
The Federal Reserve said economic conditions were weakening across much of the nation while price pressures from food, fuel and raw materials were increasing.
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San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that economic prospects for the United States are "unusually uncertain," with growth "at best" at a crawl.
The euro pushed to a new record high Wednesday after a lower-than-expected gain in U.S. inflation last month and a sharp fall in housing starts boosted the case for more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.
Measuring inflation without including food and energy costs no longer makes sense, PIMCO Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross told CNBC.
Over the past 12 months, consumer inflation is up by 4%, reflecting a 17% surge in energy costs and a 4.4% rise in food prices.
US consumer prices rose 0.3% in March, slightly less than expected as cheaper clothing helped hold down overall prices despite a modest rebound in energy prices, a Labor Department report showed.
A majority of Americans think now is a good time to buy a home, although few believe the U.S. economy can escape a recession, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll.
Surging energy and food prices pushed euro zone inflation to a new high of 3.6 percent in March, boosting the euro to a record high against the dollar on fading chances of a ECB rate cut in the near term.
Asian markets moved forward Wednesday, with high-tech exporters buoyed by a reassuring outlook from industry leader Intel and energy shares underpinned by record high oil prices. Japan and Australia both closed over 1 percent higher
An investor in Blackstone Group sued the private equity and real estate firm Tuesday, contending it violated federal securities laws through statements made in its initial public offering documents, according to the law firm that brought the case.
Strong U.S. producer price growth in March may bode ill for Wednesday's reading on inflation at the broader consumer level, even though the two measures do not always move in lock-step.
Oil closed above $113 a barrel on Tuesday, after setting record highs near $114, as investors sought to hedge against a battered dollar.
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The dollar extended gains on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury data showed foreigners increased purchases of U.S. assets in February, easing some concern that the credit crisis would dry up U.S. capital inflows.
"It's like a comet that just keeps soaring" is how one floor trader described oil's historic rise to nearly touch $114 a barrel for the first time ever this morning. Energy futures on both sides of the Atlantic hit new records on some serious supply concerns and surging overseas demand.
The growing inflation pressures are occurring at a time when the overall economy is slowing and many analysts believe may have toppled into a recession.
Producer prices advanced by a more-than-expected 1.1% in March after energy costs jumped, Labor Department data showed, but core inflation at the producer level was more subdued.
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