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How sensitive are people to price hikes?

Jul 30, 2021
There is a usually a limit on how much consumers will pay for a given product. But figuring out what that limit is not easy.
Procter & Gamble, maker of Tide laundry detergent, reported expectation-breaking earnings Friday morning but warned of future product price hikes.
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Inflation can start from perceptions — that's why the Fed surveys consumers

Jul 13, 2021
If people think prices will rise, they will modify their behavior. That could, in turn, lead to price hikes.
A New York Fed survey shows consumer expectations of inflation over the next year have reached a new high.
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Consumer forecasts of inflation could be a self-fulfilling prophecy

Jun 14, 2021
A Federal Reserve survey found consumers are expecting inflation to hit 4% next year.
Consumers told the New York Fed they expect a 4% inflation rate next year. Officials with the central bank will meet this week to consider adjustments to their interest rate policy.
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Consumer prices jumped again in May

Jun 10, 2021
There was a 0.6% increase in prices over April and 5% over the past year, the biggest 12-month inflation spike since 2008.
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Consumers face higher prices as businesses pass on costs of shortages

Jun 8, 2021
Higher costs for labor and supplies are increasing price tags.
With pent-up demand now unleashed, many businesses can't find enough labor or supplies to satisfy consumers.
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Why we’re seeing rising consumer prices

May 14, 2021
The consumer price index for April showed this week that prices jumped 4.2% year over year.
Multiple factors have been pushing up food prices, including the use of corn as fuel, an expert said.
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Consumer prices jump, especially for cars, flights and other ways to get away

May 12, 2021
Inflation data shows that consumer prices went up 4.2% year over year — the most since 2008.
Car-rental prices have leaped, registering a 16% monthly increase in April. Consumer prices overall rose 4.2% year over year, outpacing forecasts.
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Consumer prices jump 0.6% in March, biggest gain since 2012

Apr 13, 2021
The gains are largely expected to be a temporary blip rather than a reawakening of dormant inflation.
Gasoline price spikes accounted for about half of the monthly increase in consumer prices, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says.
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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.
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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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