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2 years 9 months ago

Inflation pressures ease as gas prices fall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies paid less for raw materials and factory goods in June, evidence that inflation pressures are weakening as gas prices fall. The Labor Department says that the Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, declined 0.4 percent in June, the steepest drop...

3 years 5 months ago

Two-year bonds at record low rate

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors are lending money to the government at a record low rate for two-year debt. The Treasury sold $35 billion in two-year notes on Tuesday at 0.40 percent, the lowest yield ever for an auction of two-year notes. Last month, the Treasury auctioned the notes...

4 years 6 months ago

Inflation rises in September

Inflation pressures remained modest in September even though gasoline prices edged higher. The Labor Department said Thursday that consumer prices rose 0.2 percent last month, matching economists expectations. Prices excluding energy and food were also up 0.2 percent, slightly higher than the 0.1 percent increase analysts had forecast. Over the...

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