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U.S. wholesale prices rose only slightly last month, as higher costs for food and pickup trucks offset another drop in energy prices. But overall inflation stayed mild, leaving the Federal Reserve room to take steps to boost the economy.
United Press International Consumer prices were flat in February in the United States, except for one nagging item: fuel prices. The Consumer Price Index, in fact, escalated 0.4 percent, higher than it has in 10 months, with the price of gasoline up
Wholesale prices fell last month because companies paid less for food and energy, evidence that inflation remains tame. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the producer price index, which measures price changes before they
Consumer prices stayed flat in November, further evidence that inflation has cooled off. Energy costs dropped for the second straight month, which offset higher prices that Americans paid for food, clothes and medical services.
U.S. auto factories produced fewer goods in June than the previous month, and overall factory production was flat. It marked the third straight month of weak output slowed by supply chain disruptions caused by the Japan crisis.
Asian stocks markets posted moderate gains Friday as investors weighed positive economic indicators against a new warning on U.S. debt. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average gained 0.2 percent to 9,955.57, recovering slight losses
Americans paid more for food, cars and clothing in May. But overall consumer prices rose by the smallest amount in six months, slowed by the first drop in energy costs in nearly a year. Consumer Price Index rose 0.2 percent in
Text Size US Retail Sales Rise a Modest 0.5%, but Misses Expectations US retail sales rose 0.5% to $389.36 billion in April, a figure that continued modest gains in US consumer spending, though it did miss expectations of a 0.6% climb. Looking at the
Consumers paid more in January for everything from food and gas to airline tickets and clothing. The price increases reflect creeping but still modest inflation. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last month, matching December's increase, the
Consumer prices fell for the third straight month, providing some bargains to American shoppers. The Consumer Price Index, the government's most closely watch inflation barometer, dipped 0.1 percent in June, the Labor Department