| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Americans paid more for just about everything last month, pushing inflation to its highest annual rate in more than 11/2 years and creating another potential obstacle for the economic recovery.
The 0.4% jump in the consumer price index for May, released...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Global food prices fell for the second consecutive month in May as the cost of dairy, cereals and vegetable oils declined, according to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization.
An index of international food prices fell 1.2% to 207.8...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:55 PM
In a bid to spur growth and avert the dangerous threat of deflation in the sluggish Eurozone economy, the European Central Bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low and took the unprecedented step of lowering the bank deposit rate below zero....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Wholesale gasoline prices surged in Chicago on Thursday after a fire hit a piece of equipment used to produce gasoline at BP Plc's refinery in nearby Whiting, Indiana, trade and industry sources said.
BP said the fire was extinguished at its biggest U.S....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The campaigns for and against Scottish independence held a final televised debate Monday night in Glasgow that polls suggested was won by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond. It was a victory he sorely needed: His “Yes” campaign has...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education called on teachers Monday to promise not to go on strike during the school year.
The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association, which represents 372 teachers, counselors and social workers,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
You may have noticed your dollar recently went further in the supermarket: Food prices fell 2.1 percent in November and December in South Florida, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.
Thank falling citrus prices for helping lower...
| May 6, 2014
Coral Springs voters will decide on Nov. 4 if they want city officials to be given a pay increase.
The current compensation for commissioners, after an annual adjustment based on the consumer price index (CPI), is $17,420 per year, while it is $21,776...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Latvia became the 18th country to make the European Union's euro its currency when fireworks exploded over Riga and church bells tolled in the new year.
Latvia has posted the 28-nation EU's most impressive economic growth rates for the last two years,...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Latvia began its new year as the 18th member of the European zone, despite vigorous opposition from many citizens who worry about price increases in 2014.
The ceremony to switch the country officially to euros from its former currency, the lats,...