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.
Additional production isn't translating to additional income.
The current rate of inflation is well below target.
Month-to-month price fluctuations make it difficult for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to measure inflation accurately.
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