Stocks Slip Ahead of Inflation Data 
 

The S&P 500 fell 0.4% and the Dow industrials shed 0.2%, after both hit records Friday.


 
German Consumer Confidence Ticks Up Despite Gloomy Outlook 
 

Consumer confidence in Germany looks set to improve slightly in March, driven by rising income expectations, even as sentiment remains subdued amid a weak economic climate.


 
U.K. Shop-Price Inflation Falls to Near Two-Year Low 
 

Annual U.K. shop-price inflation fell in February to its lowest rate in nearly two years supported by a slowdown in food prices on lower input costs, a report by NielsenIQ and the British Retail Consortium showed.


 
Japan's Consumer Prices Grow at Slowest Pace in Nearly Two Years 
 

Japan's consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in nearly two years in January, but came in above expectations, backing views that the central bank will exit its negative interest rate policy, albeit cautiously.


 
Bitcoin rallies to highest level since November 2021 as investors eye record high 
 

Bitcoin on Monday rallied to the highest level since November 2021.


 
Fed is 'not out of woods' on inflation, new regional bank president says 
 

The battle against rising prices is not over, one of the newest top Federal Reserve officials said Monday.


 
The big engine that could: U.S. economy barrels ahead and puts recession forecasts in rear view 
 

The U.S. was supposed to suffer a recession from higher interest rates. It didn't. Next economists predicted a big slowdown in growth. No dice. And now? The economy is going to be just fine after all.


 
Biden Calls Leaders to White House as Shutdown Looms, Ukraine Aid Stalls 
 

Parts of the government will run out of funding Friday night unless Republicans and Democrats can strike a deal.


 
Biden Says Cease-Fire in Gaza Could Come as Early as This Weekend 
 

Ahead of Michigan's Tuesday primary, the president said "we're close" to reaching a deal between Israel and Hamas.


 
Investors Flock Back to Biotech After a Long, Cold Spell 
 

Among the startups pulling in cash are companies chasing hot research areas such as cancer and weight loss.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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