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Inflation and Deflation

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  • Clive Crook: Follow data on monetary policy

    The Federal Reserve wants to get monetary policy back to normal without scaring or surprising the financial markets. Now, try defining "normal," and you can see it's going to be difficult. A vital instrument of abnormal monetary policy has been the...
  • Fed chief Janet Yellen expects gradual approach to rate hike

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said the central bank was likely to take a more cautious and gradual approach toward raising interest rates than in the past, reflecting a weak economy and other risks of tightening monetary...
  • Wall Street keeping a close eye on wages

    The stock market moved sideways and down this week as investors sorted through a welter of conflicting data about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery: consumer spending up, inventories down, dollar stronger, output forecasts lowered. But,...
  • Yemen weighs on Asian shares, Japan gains on stimulus hopes

    Asian shares were lackluster Friday as investors monitored violence in the Middle East but Japan's market rose after weak economic data boosted hopes for more central bank stimulus. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 19,564.67 after...
  • U.S. economic growth slows in 4th quarter

    U.S. economic growth slows in 4th quarter
    U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter and likely cooled even further in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes its toll. But the outlook for the rest of the year looks brighter, thanks to a recovering job market that should boost...
  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern WEDNESDAY, April 1 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m. DETROIT — Automakers release...
  • San Francisco Fed President John Williams expects momentum in labor market

    San Francisco Fed President John Williams expects momentum in labor market
    Back in 1965, much as today, the Federal Reserve's main inflation gauge was running at a low 1.25%, labor costs were growing slowly and the unemployment rate was half a percentage point above what then was viewed as optimal. Just 18 months later,...
  • Japan inflation cools, household spending, incomes soften

    Japan reported lackluster inflation and wages data for February that suggested Friday that its economic recovery remains in the doldrums. Core inflation excluding volatile food prices was 2.0 percent in February, down from 2.2 percent in January....
  • Rising gas prices push up inflation for first time in four months

    Rising gas prices push up inflation for first time in four months
    Consumer prices rose in February for the first time in four months as gasoline prices rebounded from a steep fall that had helped to drive down inflation since the middle of last year. The consumer price index increased 0.2% after a 0.7% drop in January...
  • Deflation fears rise as prices fall

    Deflation fears rise as prices fall
    One of the spooky words kicked around by stock market watchers during the last few months has been deflation. It conjures up the idea of people standing in bread lines during the Great Depression, or people in rags warming themselves around rusted...
  • Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises

    Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it needs to see further improvement in the job market and higher inflation before it raises interest rates from record lows. At the same time, the Fed at least opened the door to a rate increase later this...