Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged Tuesday that some inflation pressures are stronger and more persistent than he had anticipated, though still not on par with some of the worst episodes the U.S. has seen historically. Under questioning from a special House panel, the central bank leader continued to attribute most of the recent inflation
Most people want to forget this part of the 1970s. But inflation is back, and investor Peter Boockvar predicts it will be the most widespread in decades. “Monetary policy … is right now impotent in its ability to stimulate economic activity,” the Bleakley Advisory Group chief investment officer told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday. Boockvar