inflation

The Federal Reserve's new efforts of targeting inflation to get up to and above 2% in consumer prices might not even matter.
The Congressional Budget Office publishes each year a nonpartisan long-term projection of what it expects will be seen in federal deficits, debt, spending, and revenues. The annual report looks out...
Prices were higher in August, but not by levels that should have the inflation worriers overly concerned.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its Producer Price Index for final demand in August, and there was no spike in the inflation report.
In the midst of the worst recession of a lifetime, the Federal Reserve has built up a balance sheet of roughly $7 trillion. This has been paid for by trillions of dollars that were newly created in a...
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.
While the interest rate environment in the United States is still expected to remain stable for most or all of 2020, there are still likely to be negative interest rates outside of the United States....
Ahead of election years, the cost and future of health care has become one of the top debates for better than two decades now. Most politicians say that they want to lower prescription drug costs....
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.
The Federal Reserve has been trying to get inflation closer to its 2% mandate for some time, but the current economy just isn't allowing it.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that producer prices are starting to pose a problem for inflation. Or is that not the case?
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
  If you read our recent preview for the FOMC meeting, you wouldn’t be too shocked that the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) didn’t raise interest rates...
In the Federal Reserve's endless quest to raise interest rates in the past two years, one of the big concerns with a strong economy and with better wage growth was that inflation might get out of...