Data don't support runaway-inflation panic, analysts say

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 2:02 a.m.

Trader Patrick McKeon works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

\The recent stomach-churning stock market losses were ignited by a sudden and contagious fear of surging inflation and higher interest rates. Many investors worried that inflation would send borrowing rates up and sap corporate profits, stock prices and the U.S. economy.

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