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No Tariff-Led Inflation in June Prices

No Tariff-Led Inflation in June Prices

Tariffs have not pushed up consumer prices. The consumer price index ticked up just 0.1 percent in June, the Department of Labor said Thursday. Compared with a year ago, prices rose just 1.6 percent, a deceleration of price gains from

June Put the 'Meh' in Manufacturing

June Put the 'Meh' in Manufacturing

Manufacturing continued to slow in June but still outpaced expectations. Lots of gripes about tariffs but prices are falling.

Uber Thinks You'll Ride Scooters Even Though It May Kill You

Uber Thinks You'll Ride Scooters Even Though It May Kill You

In its latest filing for its initial public offering, the rideshare company Uber Technologies made a bold prediction: People are going to prefer riding scooters around town to riding in cars during rush hours.

Consumer Sentiment Soars in March

Consumer Sentiment Soars in March

Consumer sentiment rebounded from its midwinter slump in the first weeks of March, boosted by middle and lower income households.

Inflation Remained Tame in February

Inflation Remained Tame in February

Still no signs that the price level of consumer goods is rising due to a rising budget deficit or tariffs on imported goods.

Many China Hawks Okay with Tariff Delay

Many China Hawks Okay with Tariff Delay

President Donald Trump's announcement that he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods has not set off the alarm bells among China hawks that earlier signs the administration could soften its stance on China did.

Job Openings Hit Highest Level Ever

Job Openings Hit Highest Level Ever

The jobs market showed no signs of slowing down in December. Job openings hit an all-time high in the month despite the shutdown.

Small Business Optimism Catches Cold

Small Business Optimism Catches Cold

One of the foundations of the Trump-era economic expansion weakened again in January, the fifth straight month of decline.

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