Inflation: A 'sweet spot' for consumer prices

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

The Wrap: Keep chuggin' along

May 16, 2014
Bonds, inflation, housing: we review this week in the economy

PODCAST: The inflation-interest paradox

May 15, 2014
Fast food workers across more than 30 countries protest for better wages. And small-scale entrepreneurs are taking aim at that urban ritual of waiting for the bus.

We're paying more to pay taxes

Apr 15, 2014
Inflation in the tax preparation and accounting fees category is up 5.1 percent

Food inflation, or, why bacon is a good investment

Apr 11, 2014
A look into why food costs are rising across the world.

Why low inflation can be dangerous

Apr 11, 2014
Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low.

PODCAST: Disney gets into viral videos

Mar 25, 2014
A look at how the Fed measures inflation when deciding to adjust interest rates. And despite inheriting one of the toughest economic environments in years, Millennials are still optimistic.

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'A slow motion trainwreck': Argentina's currency woes

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Jan 24, 2014
It's not really a shock that Argentina is in such a perilous state. What's surprising is it too this long for things to go wrong.

The Fed isn't worried about inflation. But should it worry about deflation?

Dec 19, 2013
The Fed is not worried about inflation right now. But should it also worry about the opposite? Persistently falling prices, or deflation, can also wreck an economy.