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Inflation and Deflation

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  • 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...
  • German central bank: ECB stimulus means less reform pressure

    A leading dissenter from the European Central Bank's trillion-euro stimulus says the program wasn't needed to ward off chronic deflation and takes the pressure off governments to carry out key budget and economic reforms. Jens Weidmann, the head of...
  • Good news for some of us: Other people are quitting jobs

    Quitting your job — all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession — is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans. The trend has already emerged in the restaurant and retail industries,...
  • Draghi: Europe recovering, stimulus will lift inflation

    European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the economic recovery in the 19-country eurozone is gaining momentum and that recent stimulus measures will succeed in preventing a damaging period of falling prices that can hurt growth and jobs. Draghi...
  • China inflation rebounds to above 1 percent

    China's inflation rebounded to above 1 percent in February, driven by a faster rise in food costs. Data on Tuesday showed consumer prices rose 1.4 percent in February over a year earlier, up from January's 0.8 percent rate. Food prices rose 2.4 percent....
  • State panel considers raising thresholds for campaign reporting

    Citing inflation, the state’s campaign finance watchdog agency is considering a proposal to raise the fundraising thresholds at which campaigns must report their financing, drawing some concerns from an advocate for fuller disclosure. Currently,...