For producers, inflation is easing just a bit, Labor Department reports

Sep 14, 2022
Producer prices reflect costs throughout the production process. Prices for raw materials are starting to ease.
Price increases have begun to slow in earlier parts of the production process.
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Why retailers messed up their inventories so badly

Aug 18, 2022
Target, Walmart and others have struggled to keep up with changes in consumer buying and have had to predict demand further in advance.
Target and other retailers have been marking down prices in hopes of moving their glut of merchandise.
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Consumers are spending more on services than on stuff. How long will that last?

Jul 6, 2022
Even if growth in services sector spending slows this summer, economists don’t see it stopping any time soon.
People have been spending more money on the service sector than goods.
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Consumers are spending on services again as the pandemic shopping spree for goods cools

May 31, 2022
People want to get outside and do stuff, not just buy stuff. That's reflected in surging travel bookings — and airfare.
Consumers are still spending on big-ticket, durable goods like furniture. But now demand for services is picking up again.
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