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Inflation and Deflation

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  • European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan

     European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan
    In the summer of 2012, with the euro in crisis and the European experiment of unified government seemingly on the brink, the head of the European Central Bank made a now-famous vow. "The ECB will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro," Mario...
  • 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,...
  • ECB unveils aggressive plan to stimulate European economy. Is it enough?

    ECB unveils aggressive plan to stimulate European economy. Is it enough?
    The European Central Bank announced a huge monetary stimulus plan designed to boost the region's sagging economy and fend off the specter of deflation. At a packed news conference streamed online from the ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, the...
  • 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/...
  • 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...
  • Traveling to Europe is about to get a whole lot cheaper

    If you've been thinking about taking a European vacation, it's almost time to book those tickets. (Well, as long as you weren't planning on going to Switzerland). That's because the euro is falling so fast against the dollar — down to $1.15 per...
  • Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now

    Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now
    For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows. Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
  • How key investments could fare if deflation fears worsen

    How key investments could fare if deflation fears worsen
    If deflation takes hold, with a sustained decline in prices for goods and services, the rules of the investing game change. A slow-paced deflation similar to Japan's since the late 1990s might not trigger sudden market crashes, but could change the...
  • Eurozone faces dangers of deflation as prices fall

    The Eurozone has a new economic headache to contend with. Consumer prices fell in December in the currency bloc for the first time in over five years, raising concerns of a protracted drop that can hurt growth, and reinforcing expectations that the...
  • The value of a strong dollar

    The value of a strong dollar
    President Harry Truman was once heard expressing an odd wish to meet a one-armed economist. Why? Because he tired of economists who provided explanations that included the terms "on one hand" and "on the other hand." He wanted simple, unequivocal answers,...
  • Global inflation slows, OECD says

    Global inflation slows, OECD says
    The global inflation rate slowed to 1.5% in November from 1.7% a year earlier, propelled largely by the steep drop in energy prices, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said. The OECD data, released Thursday, added to concerns...