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Inflation and Deflation

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  • 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...
  • Euro sinks after Draghi hints again at a stimulus

    The euro slid to a 4-1/2 year low against the dollar Friday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated the bank could soon back a government bond-buying program to deal with alarmingly low inflation across the 19-nation eurozone. The...
  • From oil to wages: 5 economic stories to watch in 2015

    From oil to wages: 5 economic stories to watch in 2015
    The start of a new year is a good time to take stock. For those of us in the news business, this suggests stepping back and asking what's important. Here are five economic stories worth watching. What happens to oil? Saudi Arabia has helped drive down...
  • The real reason for Washington's derivatives gift to banks

    The real reason for Washington's derivatives gift to banks
    As we embark on the seventh year since the historic collapse of the Lehman Bros. investment bank, it's clear we haven't fixed what broke the economy in 2008. Big banks still control Congress. Workers remain acutely vulnerable to another financial crisis....
  • Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbs

    Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbs
    Russia said on Thursday its currency crisis was over even though its forex reserves have plunged and annual inflation has climbed above 10 percent, adding to the problems facing the government as it fights its worst economic crisis since 1998. The...
  • No bull: 2015 stock market expected to grow — just not as much

    No bull: 2015 stock market expected to grow — just not as much
    The stock market is expected to continue to be kind to investors in the new year but with more humble gains than the last three years. Some analysts anticipate that by the end of 2015, the market will deliver only about 5 percent growth — far...
  • The toughest fight on campus might be against grade inflation

    The toughest fight on campus might be against grade inflation
    A years-long effort at Wellesley College to turn back the tide of grade inflation shows how tough it is. An article in the latest issue of the alumnae magazine shows that as much as everyone knows those straight-A grades don’t mean nearly what...
  • Karl Otto Poehl dies at 85; head of Germany's Bundesbank

    Karl Otto Poehl, the Bundesbank president who managed the introduction of the deutsche mark in East Germany before reunification in 1990 and helped lay the foundations for Europe's common currency, has died. He was 85. Poehl died Dec. 9, the Frankfurt-...
  • Dow plunges 312 points as oil price drop pummels energy stocks

    U.S. stocks sank, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its biggest weekly drop in two-and-a-half years, as oil continued to slide and Chinese industrial data raised concern over a global economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial...