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Source: marketwatch .com Weekend reads: How to invest amid higher inflation and as interest rates rise By Philip van Doorn 7-9 minutes Also, beautiful retirement locations for biking, retirement planning and how to prepare for a career move Getty Images This week the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said the consumer price index in December had risen 7% from a year earlier, bringing inflation close to a 40-year high . There was a bit of improvement in the producer price index , with a December increase of 9.7% from a year earlier, down from 9.8% in November. Rex Nutting break
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Source: marketwatch.com Weekend reads: When tech stocks fade, where do you go? Philip van Doorn 7-9 minutes ________________________________________________________________________________ The monthly jobs report for December showed a decline in the U.S. unemployment rate to 3.9%, even though fewer jobs were created than economists had expected . How does this influence the Federal Reserve’s thinking on interest rates only two days after stock-market investors were stunned by Fed meeting minutes that showed some members want to not just raise interest rates but also shrink the central bank’s balance sheet ? Gregg Robb wraps up reactions from economists . The low unemployment rate supports expectations that the Fed will start raising interest rates in March, as it has indicated it plans to do. That can put pressure on the stock market because investors seeking yield will have increasing opportunities in the bond market.