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Think of it as an exclusivity tax

Dec 5, 2014
For brands like Chanel, high prices are about more than adjusting for inflation.

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.

Competition for college kids extends to cafeteria

Oct 31, 2014
An amenities arms race, including serving fancier food, helps drive up room and board at colleges.

Inflation to a twenty-something

Oct 7, 2014
A look at the Consumer Expenditure Surveys from 1989 and 2013.

William Dudley on interest rates and regulatory scrutiny

Oct 6, 2014
The New York Fed president talks inflation and addresses recently leaked tapes.

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How substituting chicken for beef affects inflation

Oct 3, 2014
In the 90s, the Boskin Commission changed the way we measure inflation.

The price of AC units has cooled down

Sep 26, 2014
Inflation can also tell us how we're using energy differently.

Why you'd pay more for a car with hand-crank windows

Sep 19, 2014
We put the Honda Accord through our Marketplace Inflation Calculator.