The Reason the Fed May Need to Cut Interest Rates This Year
The "real" economy won't benefit much from a rate reduction, but the Federal Open Market Committee may have other things on its mind.
Costco Hikes Fees by $5 as Q2 Earnings Miss
CFO Richard Galanti says the competitive challenges Costco is facing from Sam's Club and Target are “formidable.”
Grocery CFO Battles Food-Price Deflation
Warehouse club-style retailer Smart & Final makes up for deflationary pricing's effect on EBITDA by boosting volume with new store openings.
Import Prices Drop 0.3% After Two Straight Gains
The decline in the cost of imported goods in November was the biggest since February and followed a 0.4% gain the previous month.
Costco Returns to Same-Store Sales Growth
The retailer's comp sales rose 1% in the first quarter while profit was boosted by higher margins on fresh food items.
Kroger Earnings Hit by Food Price Deflation
The supermarket chain's CEO says it is in the middle of a deflationary cycle "right now and it's not fun."
China’s Growth Rate Slows to 6.9% in Q3
The latest GDP reading is the worst in nearly seven years and increases pressure on Beijing to stimulate the economy.
Producer Prices Rise, Easing Deflationary Concerns
Labor Department numbers for May should bolster the argument for an interest rate increase later this year.
The High Cost of Falling Prices
Low or negative inflation is spreading around the world. That is more of a worry than it sounds.
The European Central Bank might unleash its long-awaited quantitative easing program in early 2015.