Mar 14, 2013 The producer price index -- prices received by U.S. companies -- rose 0.7 percent last month, its largest uptick in five months. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains what's behind the rise and whether the U.S. should be worried about inflation.
Mar 13, 2013 Global markets are mixed this morning after China reported that inflation hit a ten-month high in February and consumer spending came in worse than expected.
Mar 8, 2013 The recent federal tax increase on the top 1 percent of earners means some of the wealthiest Americans will pay taxes at the highest level since 1979. But the wealthy are also wealthier too -- and their money goes further.
Mar 7, 2013 As home prices rise, more owners are preparing housing for sale -- and construction companies and building supply chains are hiring again.
May 24, 2013 The sequester could force the IRS to furlough workers, including those who investigate tax fraud. Just to be safe, the IRS hopes to delay any furloughs until after tax season.
Feb 26, 2013 Despite a 46 percent jump in softwood lumber prices, many timber companies are wary to head into the forests.
Feb 25, 2013 According to the current Consumer Price Index, the inflation rate is zero percent. But for many people, their cost of living doesn't reflect the data's averages.
Feb 25, 2013 An investigative reporter in Northern California has calculated just how much some big technology companies have saved in U.S. taxes by stashing a chunk of their profits overseas.
Feb 21, 2013 A eulogy for inflation, after the consumer price index comes in at 0.0 percent.