consumer prices

WASHINGTON | US consumer prices flat in November as energy plunges

WASHINGTON— U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, the best performance since prices actually fell eight months ago. The docile inflation reading reflected a big drop in the cost of gasoline and other energy products. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the unchanged inflation reading last month followed a 0.3 percent jump in prices in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US consumer prices flat in November as energy plunges

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: US stocks open with modest losses

NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening modestly lower on Wall Street following volatile trading in Asia and Europe. U.S. markets are coming off their steepest losses in eight months. A report showing only a modest pickup in consumer prices seemed to calm investors just … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: US stocks open with modest losses

WASHINGTON | US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON— Consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September as energy prices retreated after a big gain in August. The Labor Department said Thursday that the September gain in its closely watched consumer price index followed a 0.2 percent rise in August. It was the smallest monthly gain since June. Inflation has been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September