Mar 21, 2013 The Federal Reserve is finishing up a meeting today in Washington, to which many economists and investors are looking for signs of just how long the central bank intends to keep up its aggressive monetary easing.
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 7, 2013 As the Federal Reserve issues its annual stress test results for big banks, the question is do they have enough cash to survive a deep recession, a 50 percent stock market fall and 12 percent unemployment?
Feb 27, 2013 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned members of Congress that the sequester's spending cuts, which kick in on Friday, will harm the already fragile economic recovery.
Feb 26, 2013 In his semi-annual report to Congress, Ben Bernanke reaffirmed the Federal Reserves bond buying policy, but said monetary policy alone cannot prop up the economy.
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 22, 2013 The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is up to $3.78, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
Feb 21, 2013 A eulogy for inflation, after the consumer price index comes in at 0.0 percent.
Feb 21, 2013 On Wednesday, the central bank released meeting minutes which showed division over whether to continue its stimulative policy of quantitative easing.