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Inflation and Deflation

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  • ECB unveils aggressive plan to stimulate European economy. Is it enough?

    ECB unveils aggressive plan to stimulate European economy. Is it enough?
    The European Central Bank announced a huge monetary stimulus plan designed to boost the region's sagging economy and fend off the specter of deflation. At a packed news conference streamed online from the ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, the...
  • Deflated footballs in high school are nothing new

    Deflated footballs in high school are nothing new
    The sports world is aghast at Deflategate, where the New England Patriots allegedly used deflated footballs in last week's AFC championship game. High school football has the same rules as the NCAA and NFL: Balls have a required inflation range of 12 1/...
  • DAVOS WATCH: Lots to talk about: Deflation, oil prices, snowmen, Swiss franc, global warming

    The World Economic Forum kicks off in the Swiss ski resort of Davos with the goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and artists....
  • Brenda Wenning: The Keynesian fairytale

    The recent Christmas season provides occasion to reflect on Keynesian economics, given this: believing in this theory is a lot like believing in Santa Claus. Most Americans grow up believing some chubby guy in a red suit has the stamina to deliver...
  • Amid stagnant wages, Washington mulls how to boost income

    WASHINGTON The economy is growing, hiring is picking up steadily and falling energy prices mean more cash in the wallet. Yet one key measure of economic well-being remains stubbornly in neutral: the wages of Americans. The plight of the paycheck is about...
  • European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan

     European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan
    In the summer of 2012, with the euro in crisis and the European experiment of unified government seemingly on the brink, the head of the European Central Bank made a now-famous vow. "The ECB will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro," Mario...
  • Deflation is just a recession away

    Since the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve has worked hard to boost the economy. Part of the Fed's mission was to keep core inflation (the price of goods and services excluding food and energy) at a pace of two percent annually. Although there have...
  • Patriots Brushing Off Ball-Inflation Charges

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl. The NFL hasn't indicated how long its investigation...
  • Large-scale bond buying could weaken euro, raise inflation as ECB tries to ward off stagnation

    Europe's economy could be sinking in deflationary quicksand. On Thursday, the European Central Bank is expected to throw it a rope — in the form of massive purchases of government bonds using newly printed money. The step, known as quantitative...
  • Euro currency's missing pieces challenge policymakers

    Europe's struggle with economic stagnation is raising questions about whether its prized project — the shared euro currency — can bounce back or even just survive. Fundamental gaps left at the euro's creation in 1999 are haunting its...
  • In some states, tax cut promises collide with budget realities

    WASHINGTON Many newly elected and re-elected Republican governors stormed into office pledging to cut taxes. Now, in the face of lower-than-expected revenues, some are in a predicament that might remind movie buffs of the 1972 film "The Candidate," in...