U.S. Consumers Expect 2.7% Rise in Inflation
The findings of a New York Fed survey reflect expectations of a sharp rebound in gasoline prices over the next year.
Consumer Spending Increases 0.5% in January
The gain in personal spending is the largest since May and, along with other recent data, suggests the U.S. economy is holding steady in early 2016.
Consumer Spending Unchanged in December
The Federal Reserve’s “favored inflation measure” missed the central bank’s 2% annual inflation target for the 44th month in a row.
Producer Prices Drop 0.2% in December
The weak PPI data suggests inflation will not increase enough for the Fed to raise interest rates again this spring.
Fed Ends Seven Years of Zero Interest Rates
The long-anticipated rate hike to 0.25% will be followed by a "gradual" tightening of monetary policy, the central bank emphasizes.
European Central Bank May Expand Stimulus
The bank could step up its $1 trillion bond buying program with inflation still stubbornly below its 2% target.
Producer Prices Dip for 2nd Straight Month
October showed a 0.4% decline in the producer price index, possibly complicating the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates.
Consumer Spending up Only 1% in September
With income, consumption, and inflation trending lower, the prospects for an interest-rate hike next month may be dimming.
Consumer Prices Signal Disinflation Trend
The Consumer Price Index falls 0.1% in August, highlighting the interest-rate dilemma facing the Federal Reserve.
Import Prices Fall Again In August
August’s fall in import prices was led by a steep monthly decline in the price of imported fuel, which plunged 13.3%.