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  • Euro jumps vs. the dollar on rate-hike expectations

     
    The dollar soared against the yen Friday, just as the Group of 7 industrialized nations hoped it would as they intervened to weaken the Japanese currency. But the euro was the day’s big winner, rallying not just against the yen......
  • Which is closer to your inflation rate: 2.1% or 6.7%?

     
    The Federal Reserve may be losing the fight to hold down the public’s inflation expectations. The inflation rate Americans expect over the next 12 months surged to 6.7%, on average, in the Conference Board’s March consumer confidence survey,...
  • Consumer Confidential: Wal-Mart eyes inflation, Prius' are scarce, Subway is tops

     
    Here's your don't-give-it-another-thought Thursday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --You know times are tough when even Wal-Mart expects prices to rise. Bill Simon, the head of U.S. operations for the world's biggest retailer, says consumers...
  • Tobia wants a slower climb in minimum wage

     
    By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The state’s constitutionally-mandated minimum wage would grow at a slower rate under a measure that narrowly passed a House committee Tuesday allowing the state to take into account...
  • Europe set to raise interest rates while Fed holds back

     
    The euro currency is muscling to a new 14-month high against the dollar Wednesday, as markets brace for an interest rate hike by the European Central Bank on Thursday. In a controversial move, the ECB is expected to raise its......
  • Inflation pressure from higher commodity prices won't last, Fed's Yellen says

     
    The jump in oil and other commodity prices so far isn’t enough to make the Federal Reserve want to tighten credit, the central bank’s vice chairwoman said Monday. In a speech in New York, Janet Yellen hewed to Chairman Ben......
  • As $4 Gas Approaches, Americans Buy Less

     
    The average price for a gallon of gas was up yet again over the weekend and is 11 cents higher than last week, settling at $3.77 nationally. At that rate we'll see $4 gas by early May, but drivers have......
  • Oil falls, but expect more price pain at the gas pump today

     
    Oil prices were falling Monday as Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi was said to have accepted a plan by a delegation of African leaders for ending the bloody conflict that has pit his forces against rebels determined to end his rule.......
  • China's economy slows slightly; inflation hits 32-month high

     
    China's hard-charging economy tapered slightly in the first quarter, but inflation rose to a 32-month high despite nationwide efforts to rein in consumer prices, the country's National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. China's gross domestic product...
  • Oil falls, but gasoline prices are still rising

     
    Oil prices took a tumble, but the relentless rise in retail gasoline prices continued overnight. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline reached $3.833 Monday, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, which is compiled by the Oil......
  • $5 gasoline is already here in some parts of the U.S.

     
    Many observers are wondering whether the nation's gasoline prices will surpass $4 a gallon and rival 2008's all-time record. But in several parts of the U.S., $4 a gallon gasoline is already old news. How about $5 a gallon? Or......
  • Silver and gold rally again as buyers return

     
    Silver prices rose for a second straight day Tuesday, and gold for a third consecutive day, as commodities continued to regroup after last week’s drubbing. Spot silver prices in the New York futures market rallied $1.37, or 3.7%, to $38.48......