consumer prices

Government, Business

Consumer Prices Trail Estimates, Testing Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s View

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A key measure of U.S. consumer prices rose by less than expected in April on lower used car and apparel costs, testing the Federal Reserve’s message that muted inflation will prove transitory.

Jeff Kearns and Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2019

Walmart Narrows Gap, but Amazon Prices Still Cheaper, Study Finds

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Walmart Inc. is narrowing the online price gap with low-cost leader and is beating the world’s biggest e-commerce company on prices for baby products, according to a new study.

Spencer Soper and Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018
Government, Business

Core Inflation Unexpectedly Cools as Apparel Costs Fall

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A gauge of underlying U.S. inflation unexpectedly cooled in August as apparel prices fell by the most in about seven decades and medical-care costs declined, offering Americans a respite from accelerating price gains.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
September 13, 2018
Government, Business

American Companies Are Raising Prices at a Brisk Pace

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President Donald Trump is giving many businesses an unexpected benefit on top of lower taxes and regulatory relief: He’s helping to restore their pricing power.

Rich Miller | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2018
Government, Business

Consumer Prices Rise 2.4% From Year Earlier

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WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices rose 2.4% in March from a year earlier, the fastest annual pace in 12 months.

Christopher Rugaber | AP Economics Writer
April 11, 2018

Consumer Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in Five Months

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The cost of living in the United States rose at the fastest pace in five months on energy and shelter prices, a sign inflation is getting closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2016

Consumer Prices Increased in June as Fuel, Rents Climbed

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The cost of living in the U.S. rose in June, propelled by a rebound in fuel prices and sustained gains in rents that are driving inflation closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2016

Consumer Prices Climbed in April by Most Since 2013

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The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in April by the most in three years, an indication that inflation may be picking up toward the Federal Reserve’s goal.

Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg News
May 17, 2016

Core Consumer Prices Cool, Signaling That Recent Pickup May Be Fading

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The cost of living in the United States excluding food and fuel rose less than forecast in March, bearing out Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s forecast that the recent pickup would prove fleeting.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2016

Core Consumer Prices Rise by Most in Over Four Years

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The cost of living in the United States, excluding food and fuel, increased in January by the most in more than four years, reflecting broad-based gains that signal companies may be getting some pricing power.

Victoria Stilwell and Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2016