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Inflation and Deflation

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  • 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...
  • 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/...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Family finances: good news for the U.S. economy in 2015

    Even as growth slows worldwide and Europe struggles to stay out of recession, the U.S. economy will gain momentum in 2015. Kiplinger expects the economy to grow 3 percent or better in 2015. That's the best annual growth rate since 2005. Cylinders are...
  • Study costs, restrictions carefully before buying long-term care insurance

    Mackey McNeill, a CPA and personal financial specialist in Bellevue, Ky., talks with clients in their 50s and early 60s about protecting their retirement savings from potential long-term-care expenses--which currently average more than $85,000 a year...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...