U.S. consumer prices were flat last month, the latest sign inflation is in check. That could give the Federal Reserve leeway to continue its efforts to stimulate growth. The Labor Department says the consumer price index has risen 1.6 percent in the 12 months ending in January. That's down from a 2.9 percent pace a year ago.

Sections:  business   
RELATED ARTICLES
  • Real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple reunited by hope
    Katie and Dalton Prager, a young couple who both have cystic fibrosis, celebrated happy news when they reunited Tuesday afternoon after nearly five months apart: Katie is on her way to getting a lifesaving lung transplant. More
  • US home sales rebound slightly in February
    U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather. More
  • Dollar rises above 100 yen for 1st time in 4 years
    The dollar has risen above 100 yen for the first time in more than four years as currency traders persist in selling the Japanese currency in reaction to Tokyo's aggressive credit-easing moves. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • Retailers report modest gains for April
    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
BING SEARCH:
  • U.S. Consumer Prices Flat in January, but Offer Glimmer of ...
    U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in January from December—but rose over the past year at the fastest clip since October 2014, a sign inflation may be firming despite a strong dollar and ...
    10/10/2018 - 10:06 pm | View Website
  • CPI Home : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas.
    10/10/2018 - 9:06 am | View Website
  • Canadian new home prices flat for second month in January ...
    January marked the first time in exactly three years that home prices have stayed flat for two consecutive months. In Toronto, which represents 27.9 per cent of the overall market in Canada, prices slipped by 0.1 per cent, the first decline since July 2014.
    10/6/2018 - 12:31 pm | View Website
  • US Inflation Eases, Consumer Prices Flat in January 2013 ...
    Consumer prices were unchanged in January for the second month in a row, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Food prices were notably flat after rising 0.2% for three straight months. Overall energy prices fell 1.7%, led by a 3% drop in prices at the pump.
    09/17/2018 - 5:01 am | View Website
  • Singapore consumer prices rise for 2nd straight month in ...
    Singapore consumer prices rise for 2nd straight month in January on recovering oil prices. ... and a flat consumer price index in November. Inflation finally turned positive in December, with the ...
    02/23/2017 - 7:54 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Business News