Economic Beat: Commodities continued their record surge

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Economic Beat: March 7, 2022

Commodities continued their record surge, with West Texas Intermediate crude oil gaining more than 26% last week. The move in commodities, and particularly in energy prices, is intensifying concerns about more persistent inflation pressures. Futures markets now suggest expectations for the Federal Reserve to raise rates by 25 basis points at least five times this year, down from more than six times expected before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Listen to this week’s full Economic Beat update or read the transcript below.

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