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CNNMoney: Inflation, retail sales flat in Aprilupdated: Tue May 15 2012 09:52:00

American consumers got the same bang for their buck in April as they did a month earlier, as falling gas prices gave them some relief.

CNNMoney: Rising gas prices drive inflationupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 17:05:00

Inflation picked up slightly last month, as rising gas prices took a bigger bite out of consumers' wallets.

CNNMoney: Chinese inflation rate picks upupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 08:21:00

China's inflation rate rose in January, which may dash hopes that the country's central bank will soon take more action to support economic growth there.

Chinese inflation falls to 4.1%updated: Thu Jan 12 2012 00:17:00

Chinese inflation edged down in December, setting the stage for a continuation of cautious policy loosening to support the slowing economy.

CNNMoney: Inflation holds steady in Novemberupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 09:28:00

Good news for American wallets: Inflation doesn't appear to be a problem.

CNNMoney: Stocks head for mixed openupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 09:11:00

U.S. stocks geared up for a mixed open Tuesday, as investors mull over more company earnings, a faster-than-expected rise in producer prices and slower Chinese economic growth.

CNNMoney: Deflation fears are backupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 15:15:00

Suddenly, investors and some economists are worried about deflation once again.

CNNMoney: Inflation picks up speedupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 09:28:00

The pace of inflation continued to climb in May, as the recent pullback in gas prices was not enough to ease the strain on consumers' wallets.

CNNMoney: Inflation rises at fastest rate since October 2008updated: Fri May 13 2011 09:53:00

Inflation accelerated to its fastest annual pace in two and a half years in April, as surging gas prices continued to hit American consumers.

CNNMoney: Consumer prices up 2.1% in past yearupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 09:38:00

Food and energy prices are surging. Still, underlying inflation remains low, the government said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Rising wholesale prices ring inflation alarm bellsupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 11:13:00

The cost of producing goods is rising, and consumers could soon pay the price.

Rising inflation a top Chinese concernupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 00:01:00

Celebrating the traditional Lantern Festival this week, many Beijing residents spent a lot of money dining out and setting off fireworks to mark the end of the Chinese Lunar New Year. "For the rich the money they spend is mere peanuts," says Mei Yana, a migrant from rural Henan province working as a restaurant waitress.

China's economic pressuresupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 00:01:00

New economic figures from China could mean more interest rate increases are on the way.

CNNMoney: Coming soon to U.S. shores: Higher pricesupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 09:38:00

As inflation spreads across the developing world, household needs could soon be more expensive for American consumers too. Commodity prices -- from oil to steel to cotton -- are rising across the globe. While that's already being felt at U.S. gas stations, it'll soon be putting pressure on the prices Americans pay for food, appliances and clothing. Prices are rising far more rapidly in developing economies than in the United States. Retail prices in China rose nearly 5% over the past 12 months, much faster than in the United States, where consumer prices were up 1.6%.

CNNMoney: U.S. prices rise as global inflation heats upupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 12:30:00

American consumers saw prices rise on everything from rent to food to gas last month, as inflation pressures around the world creep higher. The U.S. Consumer Price Index, a key measure of inflation, increased 1.5% over the past 12 months ending in December, up from 1.1% in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

Money Magazine: Gold is a bubble - resist its charmsupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 11:54:00

Can you tell when a boom has turned into a bubble? One clue: When pop culture starts paying attention. The housing bubble, for example, brought both the TV show Flip This House and a rival on another network, Flip That House.

CNNMoney: Stocks drift as markets shrug off Spainupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 16:42:00

December has been a good month for U.S. stocks, so this week's lackluster action isn't upsetting investors much. Stocks have managed to eke out gains over the past few sessions and are up 5% for the month.

China inflation watchupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 20:23:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon explains China's efforts to fight inflation and expectations of an interest rate hike.

CNNMoney: Chinese inflation spikes on food costsupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 08:21:00

Higher food prices continue to be the main driver of inflation in China, raising the likelihood of an imminent interest rate hike as the country tries to reel in its red-hot economy.

CNNMoney: Inflation at lowest level since 1957updated: Wed Nov 17 2010 10:35:00

Consumer prices for everything other than food and energy are rising, but at a rate so sluggish, it's the smallest price increase on record, the government said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: CPI: Inflation rate stays uncomfortably lowupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 09:59:00

Consumer prices are up slightly over last year driven by climbing food and energy costs, but still lower than policymakers would like.

CNNMoney: Inflation rate flat amid price confusionupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:57:00

Deflation? Inflation? Which is it?

CNNMoney: Consumer prices rise on higher energy costsupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 10:06:00

A key index of consumer prices rose in July from a year earlier amid higher energy costs, the government said Friday. Prices also increased on a monthly basis for the first time in four months.

CNNMoney: The Fed's great something-flation debateupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 06:23:00

With the economic recovery starting to lose steam, the Federal Reserve has the unenviable task of trying to figure out which "flation" battle to fight. Inflation or deflation?

CNNMoney: The Fed's toughest foe: Deflationupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 17:16:00

Battling inflation has historically been a major aim of the Federal Reserve. But central bank policymakers now have an even bigger worry: deflation.

CNNMoney: Poof! Week's stock gains erasedupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 17:55:00

Stocks slumped Friday after financial firms Bank of America and Citigroup reported weaker quarterly revenue and a plunge in consumer sentiment revived concerns about the economic outlook.

CNNMoney: Treasurys gain on weak economic reportsupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 14:49:00

Prices for U.S. Treasurys rose Thursday as investors flocked to the safety of government debt amid renewed concerns about the economy.

CNNMoney: Consumer prices up 2% for the yearupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 09:54:00

A key index of consumer prices fell in May, but it was up 2% over the past 12 months, the government said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Chinese inflation: Why it matters hereupdated: Tue May 11 2010 14:55:00

Inflation is picking up in China, sparking U.S. concerns that reining in growth there could have negative consequences here.

Deflation driven by momsupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 23:16:00

A social networking site run by mothers is leading a grassroots effort pushing deflation in Japan. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Money Magazine: Deflation? Inflation? Protect against bothupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:02:00

You know that stocks have a knack for climbing a wall of worry. You saw that firsthand last year, when in the midst of the global financial crisis, the Standard & Poor's 500 index skyrocketed more than 70% from its March 2009 lows.

CNNMoney: Fed up with the Fed?updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 15:23:00

Ben Bernanke and the rest of the Federal Reserve may think that low interest rates can continue to be just what the economy needs to get back on track.

CNNMoney: Consumer prices down 1.5% in past yearupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 09:37:00

A key index of consumer prices rose in August, but sank significantly over the past 12 months, the government said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer prices rise 0.7% in Juneupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 09:39:00

A key index of consumer prices rose more than expected in June but showed the largest year-over-year decline since January 1950, the government said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Tech stocks set to surgeupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 08:50:00

Technology stocks were expected to lift the overall market at Wednesday's open after Intel topped analysts' expectations for the prior quarter and gave a positive second-half outlook.

CNNMoney: The inflation vs. deflation debateupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 13:50:00

Should the Federal Reserve be more worried about the threat of inflation on the long-term horizon, or deflation in the short-term?

CNNMoney: Consumer price index: Largest drop in 59 yearsupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 09:29:00

A key index of prices paid by consumers showed the largest year-over-year decline since April 1950, primarily due to sinking energy prices, the government said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for mixed startupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 08:53:00

U.S. stocks were set to open mixed Wednesday, showing little reaction to the latest figures on inflation, as investors awaited more details about President Obama's plan to overhaul financial regulation.

CNNMoney: Wholesale price report shows inflation in checkupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 09:23:00

Wholesale prices jumped slightly in May, the government said Tuesday, but the increase was less than expected and the 5% annual rate of decline was the sharpest since 1949.

CNNMoney: Is it really time to whip inflation now?updated: Wed May 27 2009 10:34:00

The nation has a 'flation problem. But it is deflation or inflation? Or maybe it's disinflation, stagflation or hyperinflation?

CNNMoney: Consumer price drop is biggest since '55updated: Fri May 15 2009 10:25:00

A key index of prices paid by consumers fell at the sharpest rate since August 1955 due to historically low energy prices, the government said Friday.

CNNMoney: Consumer prices in 1st annual drop since '55updated: Wed Apr 15 2009 10:20:00

A key index of prices paid by consumers fell in March and registered its first annual decline in more than 50 years, the government said Wednesday, as prices for energy and food slumped in the weak economy.

CNNMoney: Stocks lean lower in early tradingupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 09:56:00

Tech shares tumbled Wednesday morning, dragging down the Nasdaq composite, as investors mulled Intel's quarterly report, while blue-chip stocks were little changed.

CNNMoney: Wholesale prices in sharp declineupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 10:19:00

Wholesale prices fell more than expected in March, primarily due to a large drop off in energy prices, the government said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Fed sparks rally on Wall Streetupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 17:50:00

Stocks rallied Wednesday, posting gains for their sixth of seven sessions, after the Federal Reserve said it would buy up to $300 billion in long-term government bonds.

CNNMoney: Stocks open lowerupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 09:35:00

Stocks opened lower Wednesday morning as the Federal Reserve resumed its policy meeting and IBM is reportedly in talks to buy Sun Microsystems for at least $6.5 billion.

CNNMoney: Wall Street: The rally testupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 15:25:00

Investors return to work on the back of Wall Street's best week in months - and that's both a good and bad thing.

CNNMoney: Consumer prices edge higherupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 11:32:00

Consumer prices rose last month for the first time since July, the government said Friday, but the year-over-year inflation rate was at the lowest level in more than a half-century.

CNNMoney: Deflation warning bells ring louderupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 16:42:00

Prices are falling for just about everything these days.

CNNMoney: Wholesale prices higher than expectedupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 09:19:00

The government's measurement of wholesale inflation rose more than expected in January, due largely to rising energy prices.

CNNMoney: Consumer prices in 3rd straight dipupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 09:05:00

Consumer prices fell in December for the third straight month, with plunging energy costs contributing to the drop, the government said Friday.

CNNMoney: Wholesale prices fall for 5th straight monthupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 10:51:00

Wholesale prices fell in December for the fifth month in a row, according to a key government inflation report released Thursday.

CNNMoney: Warning: Falling price zone aheadupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 09:24:00

Rarely has the potential for lower prices been so scary.

CNNMoney: The growing threat of deflationupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 10:03:00

Lower prices are probably at the bottom of the list of most Americans' current economic worries. But for a growing number of economists, it's their biggest fear.

Fortune: Deflation is an empty threat (so far)updated: Thu Dec 18 2008 09:37:00

This recession has been so unusual that it has brought back economic phenomena that haven't been seen in generations, at least not in the U.S. Chief among them is deflation. It's a scary prospect that has been on people's minds since evidence of a deepening recession started proliferating quickly earlier in the fall.

CNNMoney: Consumer prices fall by record 1.7%updated: Tue Dec 16 2008 10:33:00

Consumer prices - dragged down by plunging energy costs - fell by a staggering amount in November, the government reported Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Wholesale prices fall againupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 09:21:00

Wholesale prices fell considerably in November, as energy prices continued to plummet, according to a key government inflation reading released Friday.

Fortune: Deflation: the new threatupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 17:01:00

Forget about inflation. The opposite threat - deflation - is what has policymakers sweating now.

CNNMoney: The dark side of lower pricesupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 05:54:00

Stock prices have plunged in recent weeks. So have oil prices.

CNNMoney: Bernanke: Financial storm not yet overupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 11:21:00

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the problems in the nation's financial markets persist and still threaten the economy.

CNNMoney: Wholesale prices: Highest annual rate in 27 yearsupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 11:46:00

In another indication of growing inflation, wholesale prices increased in July to the highest annual rate in 27 years, according to a government report released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Stock gains powered by lower oilupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 18:45:00

Lower oil prices helped fire up a stock market advance Thursday, as investors looked beyond the morning's big spike in consumer inflation and opted to scoop up shares hit in the recent retreat.

Time.com: Consumer Prices Double the Expected Rateupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 11:30:00

Consumer prices shot up in July at twice the expected rate, pushed higher by surging energy and food costs

Time.com: China's July Wholesale Prices up 10%updated: Mon Aug 11 2008 02:00:00

China's wholesale inflation in July accelerated to its highest rate in 12 years, adding to the government's headaches as it tries to rein in surging consumer prices, according to data reported Monday

CNNMoney: Fed leaves rates unchangedupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 15:44:00

The Federal Reserve left its key short-term interest rate unchanged Wednesday at 2%, marking the first time in the nine months that it did not cut rates.

Time.com: Wholesale Prices Highest in 6 Mos.updated: Tue Jun 17 2008 13:10:00

Wholesale prices bolted ahead in May at the fastest pace in six months as energy and food costs marched higher

Time.com: Inflation Rate Jumps to 6-Month Highupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 17:00:00

The inflation rate shot up in May at the fastest pace in six months, pushed higher by soaring costs for gasoline and other types of energy

CNNMoney: Inflation getting 'uglier and uglier'updated: Fri Jun 13 2008 10:21:00

The cost of living rose in May as consumers were belted by energy costs, the government said Friday.

Time.com: Energy Cost Pushing Inflation Higherupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 10:00:00

Inflation shot up in May at the fastest pace in six months, pushed higher by soaring costs for gasoline and other types of energy

Time.com: China's Consumer Inflation Down 7.7%updated: Thu Jun 12 2008 14:00:00

China's inflation rate dipped to a still high 7.7% in May, thanks to easing food prices, though pressures for further price increases remain a threat and few saw reason to celebrate

CNNMoney: Read the Fed minutesupdated: Wed May 21 2008 14:30:00

The following minutes from the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee on April 29-30, 2008 were published on the Federal Reserve web site on May 21, 2008.

CNNMoney: Economic 'misery' more widespreadupdated: Wed May 14 2008 10:36:00

Americans are feeling a lot more economic pain than the government's official statistics would lead you to believe, according to a growing number of experts.

Time.com: Chinese Producer Prices Up 8.1% Year-Over-Yearupdated: Fri May 09 2008 11:00:00

China's producer price index, a key indicator of inflation, rose 8.1 per cent in April over the same month a year earlier, the government reported Friday, as a top economic official sought new controls to cool rising prices

CNNMoney: Consumer prices edge higherupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 10:33:00

Consumers, hit by rising energy prices, paid slightly more for goods and services in March. But the overall inflation gain was in line with Wall Street expectations.

Time.com: Wholesale Costs Spiking Inflationupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 14:00:00

Inflation at the wholesale level soared in March at nearly triple the rate that had been expected as the costs of energy and food both climbed rapidly

CNNMoney: It's inflation, stupid!updated: Tue Apr 15 2008 11:03:00

Inflation is the itch that the Federal Reserve just can't seem to scratch.

CNNMoney: Read the Fed's minutesupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 14:30:00

Here are the minutes from the March 18, 2008 meeting of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee:

Fortune: The great inflation cover-upupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 05:41:00

My friend Dana, a former real estate investment banker who got out of investment banking comfortably before subprime mortgages hit the fan, has a personal inflation index. It's pegged entirely to the price of filet mignon at the Palm Too, his favorite steak house on the East Side of Manhattan. If the filet mignon is reasonable, all is right with the world. If it seems unduly expensive, Dana gets worried that inflation is spinning out of control. So a couple of months ago he returned from a month in Paris to find that the price of pricey steak had jumped to $38, up from $36. To hear him tell it, not since the Last Supper has an evening meal emanated so pervasive a sense of impending doom.

CNNMoney: Core inflation higher at wholesale levelupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 10:26:00

Inflation at the wholesale level met most estimates in February, the Labor Department said Tuesday, but core inflation, which excludes food and energy, rose more than expected.

CNNMoney: Inflation under control - for nowupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 10:13:00

Consumer prices held steady in February, with milder-than-expected inflation giving the Federal Reserve some leeway in its interest rate-cutting campaign.

CNNMoney: Fed officials debate recession riskupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 16:26:00

Two members of the Federal Reserve's rate-setting body gave conflicting speeches Tuesday as to whether rising inflation or a recession is the greater risk for the economy.

Time.com: Wholesale Inflation Sees Increaseupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 09:00:00

Inflation at the wholesale level soared in January, pushed higher by rising costs for food, energy and medicine

CNNMoney: Consumer inflation holds steadyupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 10:39:00

Inflation pressures stayed steady in October, according to the government's key inflation measure released Thursday that matched economists' forecasts.

CNNMoney: Techs bolster confidenceupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 09:18:00

U.S. stocks appeared poised for a higher opening Wednesday, with technology stocks looking to lead the way on Wall Street after a batch of upbeat earnings in the sector.

CNNMoney: Post-Fed, Wall Street still glowingupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 07:24:00

U.S. stock futures were stronger Wednesday as investors continued to cheer a Federal Reserve cut aimed at restoring confidence in the financial markets.

CNNMoney: Consumer prices dropupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 00:04:00

Consumer prices in August fell for the first time in 10 months, as another big drop in energy costs offset higher food prices.

CNNMoney: China may slow tempo of rate hikesupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 05:50:00

China is likely to keep tightening monetary policy over the rest of 2007, but some economists believe the central bank will slow the tempo of interest rate increases as the outlook for exports darkens and inflation prospects improve.

CNNMoney: Inflation moderate, in line with forecastsupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 21:30:00

Consumer prices rose more slowly in July due to lower gasoline prices, according to the government's key inflation reading released Wednesday that was exactly what Wall Street was expecting..

CNNMoney: Inflation tame in Juneupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 22:55:00

Prices paid by consumers rose in June, but when food and energy prices were stripped out the government's key inflation measure was in line with Wall Street expectations.

CNNMoney: Testimony of Fed Chairman Ben Bernankeupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 22:39:00

The following is the text of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives.

CNNMoney: Wholesale inflation falls in Juneupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 21:40:00

Cheaper energy helped reduce overall U.S. producer prices in June, according to a Labor Department report Tuesday, but a closely watched measure of core inflation kept rising at a pace likely to keep concerns about inflation on policy-makers' minds.

CNNMoney: Wall Street struggles at the openupdated: Tue May 15 2007 09:25:00

Major gauges struggled in the first moments of trade Tuesday after reassuring news on consumer prices battled weak earnings reports from two Dow components.

CNNMoney: Inflation reading less than forecastsupdated: Tue May 15 2007 07:45:00

Prices rose a bit less than forecast in April, according to the government's key inflation report Tuesday, but a closely watched reading showed a pick-up in prices outside of food and energy.

CNNMoney: Techs drag on Wall Streetupdated: Mon May 14 2007 16:39:00

Tech and financial stocks slumped Monday, dragging down the Nasdaq composite and limiting gains for the Dow industrials as investors backed off after the recent rally.

CNNMoney: Key inflation measure holds steadyupdated: Fri May 11 2007 08:21:00

Wholesale prices rose in April but excluding food and energy they stayed in check for the second straight month, the government said Friday in a report showing a key inflation reading below Wall Street forecasts.

CNNMoney: Bonds rally anew on rate cut hopesupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 08:40:00

Bonds rallied Wednesday as the latest signs of tame inflation and housing market weakness led traders to wonder about an interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve.

CNNMoney: Read Bernanke's remarksupdated: Wed Mar 28 2007 10:40:00

Following are Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's prepared remarks to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Fed governor warns against rate hikesupdated: Sat Mar 24 2007 01:16:00

Core U.S. inflation is likely to drop to 2 percent from about 2 1/4 percent, but pushing it below that may require higher interest rates, Federal Reserve Governor Frederic Mishkin said on Friday.

CNNMoney: Bonds flat despite inflation figuresupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 08:32:00

Bond prices were little changed - despite an economic report released Friday that showed higher inflation numbers (in line with economists' estimates) - while investors sensed equities remained a safe bet.

CNNMoney: Fuel, food push prices higherupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 08:02:00

Higher gasoline and food prices pushed the cost of consumer goods up in February, according to a government report that showed inflation pressures roughly in line with Wall Street forecasts.

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