More Inflation Articles

  • Inflation flattens out in June, and some good news for consumers

    Consumer inflation held steady at 2.1 percent yearly in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning.

  • Janet Yellen admits she doesn't know why this sector of the economy is doing so poorly

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen isn't sure what's gone wrong with the U.S. housing comeback. “I have to say that I'm somewhat surprised,” Yellen said of the weakness of the housing market in a hearing in the House last week. “Frankly, it continues to be sluggish. And I can't give...

  • Where's that inflation I was promised?

    There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV.

  • Here's exactly how much money the weak recovery cost you

    If the current economic recovery had kept pace with other post-World War II recoveries, the average American would have $2,700 more in annual income.

  • Fed sets an expiration date for quantitative easing

    Federal Reserve officials have an end in mind for the latest round of quantitative easing: If all goes to plan, they will taper the central bank's bond purchases from the current $35 billion a month to zero by October.

  • June's jobs report removes one big concern about the recovery

    Employment growth accelerated in June, suggesting that the fragile economic recovery continues despite the reported sharp contraction in the first quarter.

  • Eurozone inflation stuck at low 0.5 percent

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The inflation rate across the 18-country eurozone languished at a low of 0.5 percent in June, official figures showed Monday, adding urgency to the European Central Bank's recently announced measures to help the economy. Some economists warn the persistently low inflation rate...

  • Fed sees healthy unemployment a year earlier than projected

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen proclaimed “welcome news” in April: The prospect of a healthy economy was within the medium-term forecast. Fed officials expected the unemployment rate to fall to near 5.5 percent, with inflation stabilizing near the Fed's 2 percent target. The...

  • Rumors of bourbon shortage lack proof

    They were some of the more ominous headlines published this year.

  • Janet Yellen sees no need to prick any bubbles or beat back inflation

    The Federal Reserve isn't likely to cut its stimulus programs short to stave off rising inflation or reduce the risk of an asset bubble, Chairwoman Janet Yellen suggested Wednesday. The Fed reasserted in its monetary policy announcement that its bond-buying program and promises to keep...

  • Inflation surges in May

    Consumer prices increased quickly in May, in the latest sign that inflation is finally rising to normal levels after three years of disinflation and efforts by the Federal Reserve to ease the money supply and expand credit to reverse the trend. The Consumer Price Index rose to 2.1 percent for...

  • Federal Reserve prepared to lower two big projections

    With inflation expected to rise and unemployment projected to fall, the taper is likely to continue despite negative economic growth.



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