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Inflation and Deflation

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dallas Fed chief Richard Fisher wants to be remembered for making economics understandable

    DALLAS Richard Fisher is known for his financial acumen, but it's his storytelling that steals the show. The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is just as comfortable talking about Mick Jagger as deflation. His colorful commentary, which can...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • South Korea cuts interest rate to record low

    South Korea unexpectedly lowered its benchmark interest rate Thursday to a record low of 1.75 percent, joining central banks from Europe to India in efforts to revitalize sluggish economic growth. The quarter percentage point cut was the first interest...
  • Brenda Wenning: When economic beliefs clash

    In today's economy, the theory of cognitive dissonance gets put into practice regularly. That's where you must hold two opposing beliefs in your mind. Obviously, the result is bad. When applied to our economy, it's really bad. Social psychologist Leon...