Dec 19, 2013 The Fed is not worried about inflation right now. But should it also worry about the opposite? Persistently falling prices, or deflation, can also wreck an economy.
Carmen Wong Ulrich
Dec 4, 2013 Twelve drummers drumming, six geese-a-laying and one partridge in a pear tree. What does it all add up to?
Nov 14, 2013 Venezuela has a terrible inflation problem, and the government's dramatic steps to fix them problem aren't likely to make a real impact.
Oct 29, 2013 There are perils for too-low inflation for too long, because inflation can help wages and companies grow.
Oct 25, 2013 Prices are up in Japan -- and that's a good thing.
Sep 18, 2013 The Federal Reserve has printed and pumped trillions of dollars into the banking system to keep long-term interest rates low. Why hasn't the flood caused prices to rise?
Sep 16, 2013 Inflation hawks hold significant sway at the Federal Reserve. But critics say they should tolerate -- and even target -- more inflation to boost economic growth.
Aug 16, 2013 A run on India's currency presages trouble in other emerging markets.
Jun 23, 2013 What to do when a negative customer service experience turns into a nightmare? LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus discusses how to assert your consumer rights to achieve satisfaction.