January 15, 2016
The latest numbers about the state of the American economy show activity has slowed in key sectors, including one of the biggest drivers, with retail sales turning in its weakest improvement since 2009.
December 11, 2015
Both retail sales and prices at the wholesale level rose the most in months during November, according to two separate economic reports released on Friday. These will join other numbers that will be considered in a few days when the Federal Reserve considers an interest rate hike.
November 13, 2015
While a recent good unemployment report led some to speculate the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at year-end, new numbers released Friday remind us there's more to the equation.
July 15, 2015
Wholesale prices advanced 0.4% in June, according to the U.S. Labor Department, more than many analysts were expecting.
June 12, 2015
Consumer confidence rebounded this month, with more people expecting increases in their wages, according to the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers released Friday.
April 14, 2015
Prices at the wholesale level rose in March for the first time since October, according to the U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday.
March 13, 2015
Prices at the wholesale level fell again in February, down 0.5% from the month before, the fourth straight month this has happened, and is the largest drop since 2009.
January 15, 2015
Prices at the wholesale level fell in December from the month before, the biggest drop since October 2011, due in large part to declining fuel prices.
December 12, 2014
Prices at the wholesale level in November gave up all the gains made the month before, led by declining energy costs, while consumers in the U.S. are feeling better than they have in many years.
November 18, 2014
UPDATED -- The Producer Price Index increased 0.2% from September, driven by a 0.5% jump in the cost of services.
October 15, 2014
Retail sales in the U.S. during September stumbled a bit, marking the first month-to-month decline since January, while a separate report shows there is no reason for concern about inflationary pressures.
September 16, 2014
The Producer Price Index was unchanged, following a 0.1% gain in July and a 0.4% jump during June.
August 15, 2014
Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.4% in July for its sixth consecutive monthly gain, according to new Federal Reserve numbers, due in large part to a big increase in activity within the auto sector.
May 14, 2014
Prices at the wholesale level surged in April, with the Producer Price Index showing a 0.6% increase from the month before and the largest gain since September 2012, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
April 11, 2014
UPDATED -- Prices at the wholesale level increased 0.5% in March, the biggest hike since June, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report
March 14, 2014
Prices at the wholesale level fell in February, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Friday, leaving little worry that inflation is a problem.
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