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Why Has the CPI Inflation Calculation Changed Over Time?

Consumer prices are increasing at the fastest clip in about 40 years, climbing 8.3 percent in April compared with a year earlier.As popular anger about the rising costs mounts, a […]




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How Do Higher Interest Rates Bring Down Inflation?

This kind of communication was less common 30 years ago. But a series of Fed chairs — Alan Greenspan, Ben S. Bernanke and Janet L. Yellen — expanded the practice. […]




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Inflation Complicates Return to Office Plans

A recent analysis from Square, the technology company, quantified the “lunchflation” that workers like Ms. Jacobson were facing. The average price of wraps last month was up 18 percent from […]







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Prices were 8.5% higher in March than a year earlier.

A Shanghai neighborhood under lockdown last month. Lockdowns in China risk causing further product shortages in the United States.Credit…Qilai Shen for The New York TimesPrice pressures for household goods, apparel, […]




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Few Cars, Lots of Customers: Why Autos Are an Inflation Risk

Mr. McCabe does not think that car inventory will ever fully rebound: Dealers and automakers have learned that they make more money by effectively making cars to order and running […]




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Bond Market Unsettled by Inflation Worries

From a longer vantage, the August 2020 trough may just possibly have marked the end of a 40-year bull market in bonds. The rock-bottom 10-year yield that summer was the […]




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Federal Reserve Walks a Tightrope Between Inflation and Recession

In an interview, James D. Hamilton, professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego, and a leading expert on the economic effects of oil shocks, said they had […]




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Inflation Rises to 7.9 Percent for February 2022

Prices climbed at the fastest pace in decades in the month leading up to the war in Ukraine, underlining the high stakes facing the United States — along with many […]




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Russia’s War in Ukraine Raises Gas Prices and Unsettles Stocks

They are just possibilities, but worries about them are weighing on the markets.Stock and bond markets in disarrayYields on long-term bonds have fluctuated, suggesting the markets have little conviction about […]