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  • 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...
  • Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike

    Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen greased the wheels for an eventual interest rate hike, but she made clear that she was keeping her options open on the timing of any such move. Appearing for the first time before the new Republican-...
  • 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...
  • Deflated footballs in high school are nothing new

    Deflated footballs in high school are nothing new
    The sports world is aghast at Deflategate, where the New England Patriots allegedly used deflated footballs in last week's AFC championship game. High school football has the same rules as the NCAA and NFL: Balls have a required inflation range of 12 1/...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years

    Plunging energy prices cause biggest cost-of-living drop in six years
    Plunging energy prices last month led to the biggest decline in the cost of living in six years, keeping inflation well below the Federal Reserve's target and possibly complicating plans for the central bank to start raising interest rates. The Consumer...
  • Bill Belichick: 'Told You Everything I Know ... Don't Have Explanation'

    Bill Belichick: 'Told You Everything I Know ... Don't Have Explanation'
    The transcript of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's Thursday press conference as provided by the Patriots media relations staff: Bill Belichick opening statement: I'll start out by addressing the football issue here. When I came in Monday morning,...