Janet Yellen

How will low inflation complicate the Fed’s plans?

Sep 17, 2014
Today's CPI numbers came in low despite Yellen's hint that interest rates could be on the upswing.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, The Fed, interest rates, CPI

What's pulling up the Consumer Price Index

Apr 15, 2014
Consumer prices increased more than expected. So what’s becoming more expensive, and why?
Posted In: CPI

'Chained CPI' hurts seniors

Apr 10, 2013
Obama's proposal to recalculate the rate of inflation hurts seniors who spend more on health care than the rest of us.
Posted In: health care, senior citizen, Social Security, CPI

Alternate inflation index could save billions

Dec 13, 2012
To avoid the fiscal cliff, some want to change the Consumer Price Index to reflect lower real inflation. That would cut Social Security payments.
Posted In: CPI, inflation, fiscal cliff

Consumer prices rise the most in 10 months

Mar 16, 2012
The four-tenths percent rise in consumer prices was largely due to gasoline prices. But inflation remains tame. That's something the Federal Reserve works hard to preserve because of bad memories from another time.
Posted In: consumer prices, CPI

Inflation keeps climbing as food and energy prices rise

Oct 19, 2011
Core inflation may be up only slightly, but the rising price of essentials like food and fuel is hurting the economy
Posted In: CPI