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Inflation and Deflation

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  • In Europe, cheaper goods help consumer but also pose risks

    In Milan's teeming commercial district, something unusual is happening this winter — Italians are shopping. It's a big relief for store owners after a six-year decline in sales due to recession. Still, Renato Borghi, the president of the Italian...
  • Account shows ECB fears of deflation as it weighed stimulus

    The European Central Bank's governing council members wrestled with fears that falling prices could become ingrained in the eurozone economy before a "large majority" decided last month to launch a 1 trillion euro monetary boost. That's according to an...
  • Producer prices plunged in January because of cheaper gas and oil

    Producer prices plunged in January because of cheaper gas and oil
    The average prices businesses received for goods and services plunged last month because of sharply cheaper gasoline and other oil products, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The producer price index declined 0.8% in January from the previous month, ...
  • US wholesale prices drop 0.8 percent in January

    U.S. wholesale prices fell by a record amount in January, led by the biggest drop in gasoline prices in six years. The Labor Department said Wednesday that its producer price index declined 0.8 percent last month, the biggest drop in a data series that...
  • Fed officials stress patience in rate hike talks

    Fed officials stress patience in rate hike talks
    Federal Reserve policymakers do not appear ready to start raising interest rates anytime soon, with officials expressing concerns about inflation and lingering weakness in the labor market. Minutes of the Fed's Jan. 27-28 meeting released Wednesday show...
  • Bone up before you buy: The ABCS of picking a Medigap policy

    People enrolling in traditional Medicare should buy a supplemental insurance policy to cover the substantial gaps left by deductibles and co-payments, according to consumer advocates. But choosing a private Medigap plan can be daunting. That's what Joyce...
  • Fed policymakers weighed risks of interest rate hike, minutes show

    Fed policymakers weighed risks of interest rate hike, minutes show
    A decision on when to start raising the Federal Reserve’s benchmark interest rate remained elusive, even though policymakers spent much of their last meeting debating the timing of the hike. Many worried at the Federal Open Market Committee...
  • Bank of England unanimous on keeping interest rates low

    Bank of England policymakers voted unanimously this month to keep interest rates at record lows and to refrain from pumping more money into the British economy, according to minutes of the bank's last meeting released Wednesday. Minutes of the Feb. 4-5...
  • Bank of England says inflation more likely than not to turn negative, to help consumers

    The Bank of England said Thursday there is a good chance the U.K. may experience a period of falling prices this year and that this is good news for the economy. Slowing inflation is largely due to falling oil and food prices, which will put more money...
  • UK inflation falls to its lowest level on record

    British officials say the rate of inflation fell in January to an annual 0.3 percent — the lowest level on record — amid falling energy prices and supermarket price wars. The Office of National Statistics said Tuesday the rate is down from...
  • Japan economy makes meek exit from recession

    After stumbling out of recession last quarter, Japan's economy looks set to do something familiar this year: slumber. Helped by higher exports, the country's GDP grew an annualized 2.2 percent in the last quarter of 2014, the government said Monday....