WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that further hikes this year will be gradual. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer … Read More
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have risen slightly but still suggest slow or no economic growth ahead, according to a monthly report issued Thursday.
The Mid-American Business Conditions index inched up to 47.8 in August from 47.6 in July, … Read More