consumer price index

Inflation Cools; Prices Still 22% Higher Than Before the Pandemic
Inflation Cools; Prices Still 22% Higher Than Before the Pandemic
May 15, 2024  |  Economy

April’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) data shows that inflation’s torrid pace is cooling, at least a bit. But one would be hard-pressed to think anything...

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Sticky Prices Continue to Pressure Consumers  
Sticky Prices Continue to Pressure Consumers  
May 13, 2024  |  Economy

This week, the latest spate of data from the government on spending trends will be released. Retail sales data will track consumer demand for finished...

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Just in Time for Summer: Apparel and Dining Out Get More Expensive
Just in Time for Summer: Apparel and Dining Out Get More Expensive
April 10, 2024  |  Economy

We’re all booking trips. But what we’re able to spend once we get away from it all … well, that remains to be seen. Delta...

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Shelter and Clothing Get More Expensive With Inflation Stubbornly Entrenched 
Shelter and Clothing Get More Expensive With Inflation Stubbornly Entrenched 
March 12, 2024  |  Economy

We may have to wait a bit longer for rate cuts. And for the U.S. consumer, inflation’s a stubborn fact of life — volatile, to...

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Producer Price Index of Wholesale Prices Drops for Third Month, Indicating Easing Inflation
Producer Price Index of Wholesale Prices Drops for Third Month, Indicating Easing Inflation
January 12, 2024  |  Economy

The Producer Price Index (PPI) declined for a third consecutive month in December.  Final demand prices fell 0.1% in December after dropping 0.1% in November...

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Inflation’s Pace Quickens in December, Led by Housing Costs
Inflation’s Pace Quickens in December, Led by Housing Costs
January 11, 2024  |  Economy

The end of inflation? The end of the pinch to paycheck-to-paycheck wallets? Hardly. And, per the latest Consumer Price Index data, released Thursday (Jan. 11) by...

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Inflation Slows but Food Still Eats Up Purchasing Power 
Inflation Slows but Food Still Eats Up Purchasing Power 
December 12, 2023  |  Economy

The grocery bill may increasingly be hard to swallow. The restaurant tab may make diners hesitant to reach for the check, and perhaps seek to...

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JPMorgan CEO: Inflation Battle Isn’t Over Yet
JPMorgan CEO: Inflation Battle Isn’t Over Yet
November 15, 2023  |  Economy

The head of America’s biggest bank says it’s too soon to declare victory against inflation. “I’m afraid inflation might not go away that quickly,” JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told Bloomberg...

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Inflation May Be Slowing, but Tell That to Consumers Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Inflation May Be Slowing, but Tell That to Consumers Living Paycheck to Paycheck
November 14, 2023  |  Economy

Inflation, overall, is scaling back from a formerly torrid pace as prices at the pump recede. But the fact remains that everyday essentials — namely...

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