consumer price index

When the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates to zero at the same time the Treasury has printed trillions of dollars for economic stimulus, many classical economists would throw up a red flag.
Measuring the true rate of inflation might not be as easy as it seems. After a weak wholesale inflation reading for September, consumer inflation ticked up in September.
When investors and economists see that the Consumer Price Index barely rose in May, they probably want to shrug, even if prices for the shelter and food indexes increased.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its first look at consumer inflation for the month of March. The Consumer Price Index came it a bit hotter than expected
After a somewhat muted Producer Price Index report for November, the U.S. Department of Labor has released its November reading on the Consumer Price Index.
Wednesday's economic release calendar included a key inflation reading from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key measurement of consumer inflation.
24/7 Wall St. has tracked three solid data points from this week that point to all of these inflation fears having been overblown. This could be more than just good news for those who have...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Month of May and it did not disappoint. The topline number for CPI, the all items index, met the Bloomberg...
Investors and consumers can breathe a little easier about the inflation onslaught in 2018 that has been feared so much.
Yesterday we had warned that the financial markets were bracing for the inflation card when the latest Consumer Price Index was released. That has now come to pass.
On Wednesday, the markets will get a look at January's Consumer Price Index, which is the direct measure of consumer inflation. The inflation reading likely will be hotter than normal.
Inflationary pressures seem to be building and that could push prices higher into 2018. Higher inflation is also expected to justify further interest rate hikes.
It was just on Tuesday that the markets had to deal with a hot inflationary number that was stronger than what had been seen in several years. But consumer readings were far less hot than the...
When most people think of inflation they might get tricked into thinking that the prices of goods and services all rise across the board. The reality is that inflationary is a basket of prices, so...
Millions of Social Security recipients and retirees will receive a 2% increase in benefits next year, the largest gain since 2012.