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  • Stanley Fischer Inflation

    Fed No. 2 Stanley Fischer: Rate Hike Should Not Wait For Inflation

    Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Saturday that he thinks inflation will eventually hit the Fed’s 2% target. Fischer made the comments in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at the annual Economic Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He said “there is good reason to believe that inflation will move higher as […]

  • Fed Inflation

    The Fed Is Still Worried About Low Inflation

    According to newly-released minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting, officials are still concerned about slow inflation and might hold off on raising rates until prices inch up. While inflation might sound bad – higher prices! – it also signals a healthy economy. Stagnant prices mean wages are also stagnant, with fewer dollars chasing too […]

  • 10 Things You Pay Much More For Now

    It’s time to face some unfortunate facts: prices for many commodities and goods are going up. The tremulous recovery of the economy after the recession has been shaken in recent months due to shortages, political unrest, and natural catastrophes: events like Japan’s tsunami and nuclear disaster, to the Arab world’s political uprisings, people are beginning […]

  • 8 Ways to Beat Inflation

    Adam Hamilton proves inflation? People have been quivering at the feet of fabled Inflation Genie since at least 2007. So far, despite quantitative easing, a weak dollar, and last year’s commodities price spikes, he hasn’t burst out of his Fed-plated lamp. It may just be a matter of time. The US Federal Reserve is printing […]