'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.

As Venezuelan inflation hits new highs, a crackdown on consumer prices

Nov 14, 2013
Venezuela has a terrible inflation problem, and the government's dramatic steps to fix them problem aren't likely to make a real impact.

Inflation: Come out, come out wherever you are

Oct 29, 2013
There are perils for too-low inflation for too long, because inflation can help wages and companies grow.

Good news: Japan inflation at 5 year high

Oct 25, 2013
Prices are up in Japan -- and that's a good thing.

Flooded with Fed money, but no inflation in sight

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Sep 17, 2013
The Federal Reserve has printed and pumped trillions of dollars into the banking system to keep long-term interest rates low. Why hasn't the flood caused prices to rise?

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Inflation: Could a little more be good for the economy?

Sep 16, 2013
Inflation hawks hold significant sway at the Federal Reserve. But critics say they should tolerate -- and even target -- more inflation to boost economic growth.

Indian Rupee hits record low

Aug 16, 2013
A run on India's currency presages trouble in other emerging markets.

Fiat money: It has nothing to do with the car

May 22, 2013
Your dollar bill isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Why? Because it's a fiat currency. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Your dollar bill isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Why? Because it's a fiat currency. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
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