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Inflation and Deflation

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  • Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday

    Below is the statement the Federal Reserve released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic growth has moderated somewhat. Labor market conditions have...
  • Fed moves toward raising interest rates — but the when is unclear

     Fed moves toward raising interest rates — but the when is unclear
    Federal Reserve officials took a step toward raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, but with economic growth slowing in the first quarter and inflation running unusually low, policymakers made clear that they are in no hurry to do so. The...
  • Sweden cuts key rate again to record minus 0.25 pct

    Sweden's central bank has cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.25 percent, saying the move was "to make monetary policy even more expansionary." The Riksbank on Wednesday lowered the repo rate by 0.15 percentage points, saying there are...
  • What it means if Fed no longer says it's 'patient' on rates

    For the Federal Reserve, patience may no longer be a virtue. Surrounding the Fed's policy meeting this week is the widespread expectation that it will no longer use the word "patient" to describe its stance on raising interest rates from record lows....
  • Walid Petiri: Are shopping malls as good as gone?

    Walid Petiri: Are shopping malls as good as gone?
    An iconic symbol of American consumerism and prosperity is the shopping mall. What a shame that so many are hurting, as they are the casualties of the decline of the U.S. middle class. Everyone knows the mall scene: the cavernous arcades filled with...
  • The death of the 'Millionaire Next Door' dream

    The death of the 'Millionaire Next Door' dream
    The idea that the average guy can become rich via hard work and rigorously virtuous thrift is one of the compelling myths of the American experience. But for the most part, myth it is. Two recent events are both driving it forward and exposing its basic...
  • US wholesale prices down for fourth straight month

    Wholesale prices fell for a fourth straight month in February as a decline in food prices offset an increase in gasoline prices. The Labor Department said Friday its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers,...
  • Recent actions by the world's central banks, at a glance

    When Federal Reserve officials meet next week, they'll face a landscape unique among their global counterparts: A steadily improving economy and the widespread expectation that they will soon raise interest rates from record lows. In contrast, other...
  • Producer prices fall for 4th straight month in sign of low inflation

    Producer prices fall for 4th straight month in sign of low inflation
    The prices that businesses received for goods and services unexpectedly fell in February for the fourth straight month in a sign that inflation remains extremely low as the economy struggles to return to normal growth. The producer price index...
  • Universities request more funding to keep tuition affordable

    Leaders from several public universities told lawmakers Thursday they will need a bigger funding boost from the state to keep tuition increases for students in check. Schools have been under pressure in recent years to keep costs low after tuition prices...
  • Ducey signs $9.1B Arizona budget plan that cuts spending

    Gov. Doug Ducey signed a $9.1 billion budget plan for Arizona on Thursday that keeps K-12 school funding essentially flat, cuts about $100 million from the state's universities and eliminates state funding for community colleges in Pima and Maricopa...