Consumer prices didn't rise in October. That may not be good news.

Nov 12, 2020
Low inflation is a sign that the recovery may be losing steam.
Customers shop at an Arizona mall in June. Flat prices across the economy might be a sign of weakness.
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There are signs the economy may be improving

Oct 14, 2020
The modest increase in Producer Price Index numbers could be good inflation, considering.
Producer price hikes on items like chicken could raise the price you pay at the grocery store — but it could also not.
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As the cost of living rises, Marketplace listeners share what they're saving for

Mar 18, 2019
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report confirming a rising cost of living in the United States as the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent. Although it was a small hike, it affected the prices of food, gas and rent. We called up some Marketplace listeners to get their thoughts about how […]
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When listeners check the price tag...

...they tell us what they notice — and what they're willing to pay for.
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As tariffs increase prices, are consumers noticing?

Jan 15, 2019
Last year, the Trump administration imposed new tariffs on roughly $280 billion worth of U.S. imports — everything from solar panels and washing machines, steel and aluminum, and about half of what we import from China. In response, Ford, Coca-Cola, Walmart and other large companies have warned about the impact of tariffs on their bottom […]
Cars are prepared for distribution at a Ford factory in Dagenham, England.
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Slow internet? Fast internet? You might be paying the same price

Aug 15, 2018
You and somebody across town might be paying the same fee, but getting very different service.
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Home prices rise much faster than wages and consumer prices

Nov 28, 2017
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index hit a record high in August, and prices show no sign of moderating soon.
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Brash new competitor challenges Amazon

Jul 23, 2015
Jet.com pledges to beat the online retailer's prices using a membership model.

Inflation: A 'sweet spot' for consumer prices

Jul 22, 2014
The latest inflation numbers show prices are not too hot and not too cold.