Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: inflation

Rising consumer confidence lifts stocks

NEW YORK — Maybe American consumers are better off than anyone thought. An unexpected jump in consumer confidence and slight gains in Americans’ spending and income helped push stocks higher for the third day in a row Friday. The Thomson ...

Read More »

Rising food and gas costs push up consumer prices

Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, lifting inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But inflationary pressures have begun to ease this month and analysts say some prices could taper off by summer. ...

Read More »

Rising food, gas costs push up US consumer prices

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers paid more for gas and food in April, pushing inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But so far this month, inflationary pressures have begun to ease. The Consumer Price Index increased ...

Read More »

Gasoline pushes up March wholesale prices

WASHINGTON — A spike in the cost of gasoline pushed wholesale prices higher in March, a trend that could limit consumer spending in the coming months. Still, most economists don’t expect that will lead to widespread inflation because businesses are ...

Read More »

Higher energy prices push wholesale prices higher

WASHINGTON — More expensive gas pushed U.S. wholesale prices higher last month, although pricier cars and furniture also contributed to increase. The Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.7 percent in March, the ...

Read More »