Inflation


Wholesale Prices Post Modest Increase in June

Inflation at the wholesale level remained muted in June. The Labor Department says its producer price index, which measures prices before they reach consumers, rose 0.1 percent last month after…

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Wholesale Prices Jumped in April

Inflation at the wholesale level jumped in April by the largest amount in three months, fueled by rising prices of food and energy. The Labor Department said Thursday that its…

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Eurozone Inflation Spikes to Highest in Over 3 Years

Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone spiked in December to its highest rate in more than three years, largely on the back of rising energy costs. Eurostat,…

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Inflation Nudges Up Slightly in April

For the first time in five months, Israel’s inflation rate went up in April. Prices not including housing were up 0.6 percent, and even without energy costs, prices were 0.3…

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China Inflation Edges Up to 1.6 Percent in July

China’s consumer inflation edged up to a still-low 1.6 percent year-on-year in July, government data showed Sunday, leaving room for Beijing to cut interest rates or take other steps to…

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Minneapolis Fed President Warns About Deflation Again

Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota on Friday again warned about the risk of deflation and said the central bank’s failure to maintain its inflation target had become “unacceptable.” Kocherlakota was…

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US Consumer Prices Rose 0.1 Percent in September

U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence…

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US Consumer Prices Fall 0.2 Percent in August

U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline-ticket and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that…

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Government Forecasts Rising Health Care Inflation

The nation’s respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients. Economic…

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