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Inflation heats up on gasoline prices

Gasoline prices jumped 0.9 percent in January, pushing overall consumer prices up and offering a reminder of the risks energy costs pose to the economic recovery.

Inflation Heats Up on Gasoline Prices

Gasoline prices jumped 0.9 percent in January, pushing overall consumer prices up at their fastest clip in four months and offering a reminder of the risks energy costs could pose to the economic recovery.

Consumer Prices Rise 0.2 Percent in January

Consumer prices rose the most in four months in January as the price of gasoline jumped, highlighting a growing concern that higher energy costs could slow the economic recovery.

China's CPI Up 4.5%, PPI Up 0.7% in January

China's inflation unexpectedly rebounded in January mainly due to gains in food prices and a weeklong holiday. Though this does not change the broader downward trend in inflation and provides room for Beijing to stimulate its economy if the Euro area experiences a sharp recession. It does support economists' view that Beijing will not put in place aggressive stimulus packages as it aims for a smooth leadership transition this year.

China’s Inflation Eases in January, Aiding Leadership Transition

Inflation in China is expected to trend lower in January, which provides room for Beijing to stimulate the country's economy if the Euro area experiences a sharp recession. However, economists do not expect to see aggressive stimulus packages to be put in place as Beijing is looking to achieve a smooth leadership transition this year.

China Cabinet Economist Warns of 'Deflation' in 2012

China's headline consumer price index is on track to fall on a month-to-month basis in the coming months and mark a year-on-year decline in the second half of 2012, a government economist said in comments published on Friday.

China cabinet economist warns of deflation in 2012

China's headline consumer price index is on track to fall on a month-to-month basis in the coming months and mark a year-on-year decline in the second half of 2012, a government economist said in comments published on Friday.

BSE Sensex Up by 1 Percent; SBI, Tata Global Jump

The BSE Sensex rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday morning, led by gains in index heavyweights Reliance Industries (RELI.NS) and ICICI Bank (ICBK.NS), and were poised for their best month in at least ten.

Japan Prices Fall, Mild Deflation to Persist

Japan's core consumer prices fell for the third consecutive month in the year to December, and mild deflation is expected to persist this year as energy prices stabilize and worries about Europe's debt crisis suppress wage growth and economic activity.

U.S. Jobless Claims Falls to Nearly 4-Yr Low

The number of Americans filing for new jobless benefits dropped to an almost four-year low last week, and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic expanded moderately, suggesting the economy carried some momentum into the new year.

U.S. Economy Improves but Obstacles Remain

The number of Americans filing for new jobless benefits dropped to a near four-year low last week and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic expanded moderately, suggesting the economy carried some momentum into the new year.

Jobless claims near 4-year low, inflation muted

The number of Americans filing for new jobless benefits dropped to a near four-year low last week and factory activity in the Mid-Atlantic expanded, suggesting the economy maintained its momentum early in the year.

Top Five Drivers of India's Inflation

Observers of India's economy may wonder why inflation has persistently remained high over recent years - much higher than that in many other Asian economies.

China's 4Q GDP Growth Slowdown to 8.9% Won't Affect U.S. Automakers

China's GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2011 dipped to 8.9 percent, down from 9.1 percent in the prior quarter, but the Chinese government will likely take steps to ensure that a slowdown does not harm global manufacturers that increasingly look to China for new consumers.

Ron Paul - Is He Right About the U.S. Dollar, Inflation?

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has predicted rising inflation and a collapse of the dollar due to the U.S.’s fiscal and monetary policies, but roughly three years into the economic recovery, inflation remains moderate. And the dollar? It’s holding its own and may strengthen in 2012.

Ron Paul is a Pirate

Ron Paul's has emerged as the new GOP frontrunner in Iowa with a not-Mitt tag. But political pundits and voters should pay greater heed to his sudden rise. The anyone but Romney title downplays Paul's emergence, writing him off as just the latest in a string of candidates-du-jour. But Ron Paul is more than a fling.

Consumer Prices Flat in November

Consumer prices were flat in November as Americans paid less for cars and gasoline, while the 12-month inflation reading fell for the second straight

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