Economy Apr 15

Higher food, rent costs boost U.S. consumer inflation

Consumer prices in the U.S. ticked upward this March, climbing more than expected as Americans paid slightly more for food and rental housing. The hike suggests improving consumer demand, and may alleviate concerns among some Federal Reserve officials…

Economy Jan 11

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Stagnant wages imperil financial security

Wages in the U.S. have been largely stagnant over the past 45 years, but during the same time span consumer prices have risen dramatically. Hari Sreenivasan discusses this trend and its effect on poverty with Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter, Roben Farzad.

Jul 16

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The Labor Department reported Wednesday that consumer prices jumped 1.1 percent in June, marking the fastest rise in more than a quarter century and fueling further concerns over inflation levels in the jittery U.S. economy.

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