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  • Consumer spending rose in January after adjusting for low gas prices

    Consumer spending rose in January after adjusting for low gas prices
    Consumer spending bounced back in January after taking into account sharply lower gas and energy prices, the Commerce Department said Monday. Overall spending actually fell for the second straight month, the first time that's happened since the Great...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • States scramble as federal highway funding erodes

    States scramble as federal highway funding erodes
    As drivers travel aging roads and crumbling bridges, federal highway funding is failing to keep pace with inflation in nearly every state — and some such as Maryland are suffering a sharper decline than others, according to an analysis of...
  • Falling oil prices: How long will it last?

    Falling oil prices: How long will it last?
    Filling up at the gas station has been a much more pleasant experience for Americans since last fall. Regular gas is now less than $2 a gallon in many states, down from around $3.30 just a year ago. But how long will that last? It’s just one of...
  • Nationwide, there's too little money to fix threadbare roads

    Nationwide, there's too little money to fix threadbare roads
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads. Built in the 1950s and '60s...
  • Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?

    Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?
    The consumer price index, a leading measure of inflation, fell last month into negative territory over a 12-month period for the first time since the fall of 2009, when the nation was just emerging from recession. It also fell from December, the third...
  • Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink
    U.S. stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from...
  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7% on cheaper gas costs

    Consumer prices plunge 0.7% on cheaper gas costs
    A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index fell 0.7% in January, the sharpest drop...
  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs

    Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index fell 0.7...
  • Stocks rally on Greece deal, Fed remarks ... but will good feelings last?

    Stocks rally on Greece deal, Fed remarks ... but will good feelings last?
    Another intermission in the Greek debt drama and pacifying words from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen have lifted stocks once again to new record highs. Yet neither Greece nor the Fed is probably done unnerving investors for long. Stresses over...