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Aug 22, 2014

How TIPS Help A Well Constructed Portfolio

Perhaps one of  the biggest enemies of your investment portfolio is rising inflation. Inflation is when the cost of goods and services you buy rise in price. For example, if a can of Coke costs $1.50 last year and $1.65 this year then that +10% incre...

Aug 15, 2014

U.S. producer prices moderate as gasoline tumbles

Wholesale prices ticked higher in July as a decline in energy costs offset higher food prices, pointing to a moderation of inflation pressures at the factory gate...

Aug 19, 2014

Cheaper gas key to slow consumer price growth in July

U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices. Consumer prices edged up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month, after larger gains of 0.3 percent in June and 0.4 percent in May, the... #California #Federal Reserve #Labor Department

Aug 08, 2014

Ghanas plea to IMF a sad recognition of the perils of prosperity

Hopes of oil riches have dried up as west Africas success story descends into inflation and people struggle to afford food Gladys Obeng returned home in Accra recently to find her two children in tears after their day at primary school. When she aske... #Ghana #Africa

Aug 01, 2014

Continued job growth helps spur consumer spending in June

U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year. Consumer spending increased 0.4 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following slower increa... #Federal Reserve #Commerce Department #Labor Department

Aug 07, 2014

Draghi on rates and Russia - ECB press conference live

The Bank of England kept rates on hold at 0.5% The ECB is plotting a QE-type programme Russia has banned food imports from the EU, US 3.00pm BST And with that were done for the day. Thanks for all your comments and see you tomorrow. 2.51pm BST Market... #Bank of England #Germany #European Central Bank #European Union

Jul 31, 2014

Eurozone inflation falls to lowest level in almost five years

The overall inflation rate of 0.4% in June was lower than economists had expected, and indicated the threat of eurozone deflation would continue Eurozone inflation fell to its lowest level in almost five years in July, bringing the threat of a danger... #European Union #Europe #European Monetary Union

Aug 26, 2014

As Americans pig out, bacon sees sizzling price hikes

The price of the popular cured meat has risen at more than three times the rate of inflation since 2008. California’s drought and its effect on pigs’ food, a virus that killed millions of piglets and Americans’ hunger for bacon have contributed to so... #European Union #Europe #European Monetary Union

Aug 27, 2014

Food prices fall in July, OCR hold talk builds

New Zealand food prices declined in July, adding weight to speculation that softer inflation will prompt the Reserve Bank to keep the benchmark interest rate on hold until next year.The food price index fell 0.7 per cent from June,..... #European Union #Europe #European Monetary Union

Aug 25, 2014

The Future Of Fast Food Is A Quality Burger Served By A Worker Who Is Paid Well

When your grandchildren go out to lunch many years from now, they'll probably still be able to order fast-food burgers and fries, but the meal -- and the people serving it -- will likely be very different. Decades ago, McDonald's was the quintessenti... #McDonald's #New York Times Company #Five Guys Burgers and Fries #Shake Shack #Indeed.com