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Inflation and Deflation

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  • 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...
  • Fed officials in no hurry to raise rates

    Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows — and how best to convey their intentions to investors. Minutes of the Fed's Jan. 27-28 meeting released...
  • 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...
  • Cosmic inflation: Dust finally settles on BICEP2 results

    Cosmic inflation: Dust finally settles on BICEP2 results
    Reports of evidence of cosmic inflation may have been, well, overblown. When the BICEP2 team announced last year that they had found signs of cosmic inflation, the universe’s powerful growth spurt that had been predicted but that had never been...
  • Fed Chair Yellen must weigh U.S. growth against global slowdown

     Fed Chair Yellen must weigh U.S. growth against global slowdown
    Now comes the tough part for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen. After winding down the central bank's bond-buying stimulus without roiling financial markets, Yellen begins her second year on the job next week with the more difficult task of...
  • Fed keeps key rate near zero, will stay 'patient' on raising it

    Fed keeps key rate near zero, will stay 'patient' on raising it
    Federal Reserve policymakers kept their benchmark interest rate near zero and reiterated a plan to be patient about future hikes, even though they issued a more upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy. Fed officials said in a policy statement Wednesday...
  • Do today's sports have too many rules?

    Do today's sports have too many rules?
    Who knew that National Football League referees, in addition to their vast duties policing a chaotic game chock full of borderline violence, must also make sure nobody messes with the inflation level of the balls? Do our beleaguered zebra-shirted...