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Inflation

Understanding the alphabet soup of inflation indexes

If there’s one business news story that affects everyone, it’s inflation. And the inflation figures announced January 12th by the U.S. Labor Department were stunning. The most commonly used gauge

The rising cost of long-term care

Today’s middle-income Americans won’t be able to afford tomorrow’s long-term care.  New studies and research from both private and public sources paint the same harsh picture: By 2029, the numbers

Three smart strategies to report on rising inflation

The nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, raised its benchmark interest rate at its December 19th meeting for the fifth consecutive quarter in 2018, to a range of 2.25-2.50%. Consumers

Get ready for more pain at the pump

Thanks to a steady economy and low inflation, many drivers may have shrugged off the cost of fueling up over the Memorial Day weekend. The price of a gallon of

The AMA is the latest group to give the Republican's new health care plan a thumb's down. (Image from "stevepb" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

3 stories to report on health care inflation

The overall rate of inflation for all goods and services in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is projected at 2.6% in 2018, an increase that economists describe as “modest.” But your

3 stories to report on inflation

After a few rate hikes in 2017, the news that the Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates in March hardly set off a ripple when the rate of inflation

Avian Flu impacts supply, price

This year’s outbreak of Avian flu, also known as bird flu, may be the worst ever for American agriculture producers. There has been bird flu detected in the U.S. since

Consumers soon to boil over higher pasta prices

There is word from Italy that may send tempers bubbling among foodies. Reuters reports that Italy’s durum crop – the type of wheat used for pasta – was the smallest

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