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U.S. Companies Raising Prices Send Mixed Signals for Inflation | Bloomberg

U.S. Companies Raising Prices Send Mixed Signals for Inflation | Bloomberg

Strong U.S. demand and a tight job market have given companies a chance to raise prices coming into this year, and they’re testing the waters gingerly. From consumer goods and airlines to railroads, businesses made attempts to recover higher costs including rising pay for workers, or simply lifted prices to try to boost profit margins […]

US Consumer Price Index November 2018 | CNBC

US Consumer Price Index November 2018 | CNBC

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, held back by a sharp decline in the price of gasoline, but underlying inflation pressures remained firm amid rising rents and healthcare costs. The Labor Department said on Wednesday that last month’s flat reading in its Consumer Price Index followed a 0.3 percent increase in October. It was […]

Services lift US producer prices in November | CNBC

Services lift US producer prices in November | CNBC

U.S. producer prices unexpectedly rose in November as increases in the costs for services offset a sharp decline for energy products, but the overall momentum in wholesale inflation appears to be slowing. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index for final demand edged up 0.1 percent last month after jumping 0.6 percent […]

A Gaggle Of Gifts Causes ’12 Days Of Christmas’ Prices To Rise, According To PNC | PNC

A Gaggle Of Gifts Causes ’12 Days Of Christmas’ Prices To Rise, According To PNC | PNC

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The PNC Christmas Price® Index predicts True Loves will need to have more money on hand to fill the stockings on the mantle this holiday shopping season. To purchase the gifts included in the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” it will cost 1.2 percent more than […]

U.S. core inflation trails estimates as used-car prices tumble | Bond Buyer

U.S. core inflation trails estimates as used-car prices tumble | Bond Buyer

A gauge of underlying U.S. inflation was below estimates in September as used-vehicle costs fell and housing rents cooled, signaling that price gains may remain close to where Federal Reserve policy makers want them amid an outlook for continued gradual interest-rate hikes. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, the core consumer price index rose 2.2% […]

Trump Tax Cuts Making Prices More Expensive For Consumer Goods | Bloomberg

Trump Tax Cuts Making Prices More Expensive For Consumer Goods | Bloomberg

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. By pouring hundreds of billions of dollars of tax cuts and extra government spending into an already stretched economy, Trump is fostering an environment where firms such as conglomerate 3M […]

Gold Prices Rise 1% Following Comments From Fed Chair Powell | Kitco News

Gold Prices Rise 1% Following Comments From Fed Chair Powell | Kitco News

(Kitco News) – Gold prices are holding above the critical psychological barrier at $1,200 an ounce and up more than 1% on the day as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell highlights the central bank’s commitment to gradually raise interest rates as the U.S. economy continue its strong performance. In his much-anticipated remarks at the global […]

Turkish lira latest: what does the currency crisis mean for British holidaymakers? | The Independent

Turkish lira latest: what does the currency crisis mean for British holidaymakers? | The Independent

What’s the situation for people on holiday in Turkey now? They will hopefully be enjoying the sunshine, the sea and the culture of a beautiful and welcoming country. And if they have been changing money as they go over the past few days, they will find they are getting significantly more Turkish currency for their […]

What CPI didn’t say: Prices of coffee, aspirin and golf clubs are lower over the past year | MarketWatch

What CPI didn’t say: Prices of coffee, aspirin and golf clubs are lower over the past year | MarketWatch

The cost of living for consumers may be accelerating, but it is not all bad news. Prices of some essentials, including coffee, aspirin and food from vending machines, have declined over the past year, according to a government report released Friday. Of course, prices of some other — arguably more essential — essentials, such as […]

Company Costs Are Rising, but Getting Shoppers to Pay More Is Hard | WSJ

Company Costs Are Rising, but Getting Shoppers to Pay More Is Hard | WSJ

Higher input costs are pressuring U.S. companies to raise prices—a potential precursor to more consumer inflation—but shoppers are resisting their efforts to do so. Businesses are facing higher costs for everything from fuel and freight hauling to steel to accounting services. Input price increases have outstripped consumer price increases since late 2016, with some pipeline […]