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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Weekly Wrap: Inflation, the Federal Reserve and minimum wage

May 22, 2015
Leigh Gallagher and Sudeep Reddy join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, inflation, minimum wage, Weekly Wrap
The  Financial Services Committee heard testimony from Chairwomen Yellen on the Federal Reserves monetary policy and the state of the US economy on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

A question for the Fed: What inflation?

Mar 16, 2015
A closer look at one of the indicators of inflation.
Posted In: The Fed, interest rates, inflation
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the US labor market still showed cyclical weakness and inflation continued to fall, making any interest rate hike unlikely before June.

Why inflation is the new variable to watch

Feb 26, 2015
With employment and salaries improving, policymakers are focusing on inflation
Posted In: inflation, The Federal Reserve, wages, Unemployment

Explaining deflation: Why falling prices can be bad news

Feb 25, 2015
Falling prices can be great for the economy ... until they turn into deflation.
Posted In: deflation, prices, Economics, inflation, whiteboard
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen.

Why the Federal Reserve wants to see more inflation

Dec 12, 2014
It's not an exact science, but 2 percent is the sweet spot for inflation.
Posted In: inflation, inflation target
A Chanel bag on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

Think of it as an exclusivity tax

Dec 5, 2014
For brands like Chanel, high prices are about more than adjusting for inflation.
Posted In: chanel, inflation, luxury

Inflating art – no, not Koons' balloon animals

Nov 21, 2014
A look at art as a smart financial investment.
Posted In: art, inflation
The MicroTAC 9800x phone from 1989.

Cellphone bills aren't as high as they used to be

Nov 7, 2014
The average monthly cellphone bill has dropped from an inflation-adjusted $151 in 1989 to $47 today.
Posted In: cell phones, inflation, Personal Finance

Why inflation is a central banker's goal

Oct 31, 2014
A moderate rate of inflation is evidence of a growing economy
Posted In: inflation, quantitative easing, Japan

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