Let’s look at a few of the issues involved:
 The standard reason for raising interest rates seems to be concern about inflationary impacts occurring as a result of rising food and energy prices. In practice, the impact of such an interest rate change can be quite severe and quite delayed.
Where The Real Growth Is
Historical returns from 02/08/2018 through 02/16/2018
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Bloomberg–21 hours ago
Concerns about the U.S. borrowing cap had forced the Treasury to trim the total amount of bills it had outstanding, but with the latest debt-ceiling drama over, the government is now busy ramping up issuance. Financing estimates from January show that the Treasury expects to issue $441 billion in net marketable debt in the ..
US short-term borrowing costs rise to highest since 2008
Reuters–18 hours ago
Tuesday’s auctions made up more than half of the $258 billion in Treasury debt supply scheduled for sale this week, which is projected to raise nearly $48 billion in … Concerns about an expected surge in federal borrowing have escalated after a major tax overhaul late last year which is estimated to add up $1.5 trillion to ..
Express.co.uk–3 hours ago
Scrutiny of the Italian parties’ election manifestos shows the cost of carrying out their pledges will dwarf current spending and make sovereign debt soar, making Italy’s financial crisis more “explosive” than ever. A study by Italian newspaper la Repubblica shows Matteo Renzi’s Partito Democratico (PD), for example, …
Health care costs are likely to put more stress on the family budget during the next decade. The amount of money Americans spend on health care is likely to rise by about 5.5% per year for the next several years, according to new government projections on health spending through 2026. Spending on health will most likely ..