When prices for an item swing wildly up and down, they can drastically skew inflation measurements. A new index aims to rectify that.
It's possible that prices aren't rising much because we don't expect prices to rise much.
With the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, wages — and prices — should be rising faster than they are.
African swine fever has devastated the pig population in the country, where pork is a staple. It's not just food prices that are going up.
What are we talking about when we talk about inflation?
I've always wondered...
A listener asks: “Wouldn't an economy without inflation make us all better off?”
A single word can indicate the central bank’s attitude toward interest rates.
The Federal Reserve
When it fears inflation might be getting too high, the Federal Reserve typically raises interest rates.
Some countries stockpile grain and petroleum. China has both, plus a national pork reserve.
Inflation has been too quiet, according to some economists.