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Japan's new prime minister hopes to weaken yen

Dec 17, 2012
Japan's Liberal Democratic Party promises to tackle economic problems.
Posted In: Japan, inflation, yen

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

Iran inflation crisis sparks protests and blame

Oct 3, 2012
Today police in Iran fought with money lenders and other protesters in front of the country's central bank. Inflation in Iran is running at a shocking clip: the Iranian Rial is down 25% against the dollar in just the past week.
Posted In: Iran, rial, currency, inflation, ahmadinejad

Wholesale prices rise in August

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last month -- the biggest jump in three years.
Posted In: inflation, gas prices, food prices, Federal Reserve

Global turmoil and retirement planning

Jun 13, 2012
What should investors -- especially those in their 50s and 60s -- do with their already diminished retirement savings?
Posted In: retirement savings, Investing, Savings, inflation, Economy

Protecting your portfolio from inflation

May 18, 2012
What's the best way to hedge against the risk of higher inflation rates? The timing is murky, but it's a prudent bet to anticipate a resurgence in inflation.
Posted In: inflation, Investing, inflation hedges

The money illusion

Mar 16, 2012
Professor Stephen J. Rose says it's not about how much things cost, but how much they cost relatively.
Posted In: GDP, consumer prices, spending, inflation

As inflation rises this year, should we be worried?

Mar 16, 2012
The Consumer Price Index is out this morning. With higher consumer prices comes rising inflation, but how big of a threat is that to the average American's way of life?
Posted In: consumer, food prices, inflation

How higher prices hit American consumers

Mar 16, 2012
Consumer Prices are one place where the economy comes down to earth and hits us square in the wallet -- and that's what happened in February according to the Consumer Price Index.
Posted In: inflation, consumer prices

Consumer Price Index bumps up, gas prices to blame

Mar 16, 2012
Consumer prices rose by the most in 10 months in February, and rising gas prices were to blame for most of that change.
Posted In: consumer prices, inflation, gas prices, consumer

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