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Everything that goes into a building project, from diesel fuel to plastics to gypsum for drywall, is getting more expensive.
The gains are largely expected to be a temporary blip rather than a reawakening of dormant inflation.
For things like groceries and gasoline, prices are actually up.
How prices of many basic goods and services change usually tells us a lot about where the economy is headed.
With the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, wages — and prices — should be rising faster than they are.
A look at consumer prices as our listeners get ready for summer.
Month-to-month price fluctuations make it difficult for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to measure inflation accurately.
New inflation numbers out today showed … very little of it. The consumer price index ticked up 0.2 percent in February. It was the first rise in four months. And year over year, the measure of how expensive it is to buy a fixed basket of goods is up just 1.5 percent. And that’s weird, […]
Several states automatically increase their minimum wage based on inflation. But is it enough?
The Consumer Price Index, if you take out food and energy, showed prices rising slightly. It climbed 0.2 percent, so year-over-year prices have climbed 2.2 percent. One of the reasons for the price hikes in November was rent. And you might not be happy to hear it, but it could well be another sign of […]