inflation

Dollar Tree Cracks $1 Price Point as Inflation Bites

The company said in a Sept. 28 release that customers have welcomed the rollout of Dollar Tree Plus and Combo store formats, which offer items at higher price points.

The Epoch Times

Home Price Growth Surges to Record High: Reports

Single-family home prices across the United States rose at a record 19.7 percent annual pace in July.

The Epoch Times

Tired of Watching Prices Rise? Here's How You Can Beat Inflation on Your Own

Ready to take inflation into your own hands? (Things are so darn expensive right now!) Here's how you can tackle it.

Melissa Brock

Texas Factory Activity Sees Solid Expansion but Supply Chain Woes Worsen

The production index rose to a reading of 24.2 in September, up 3.4 percentage points from 20.8 in August.

The Epoch Times

Supply Crunch Drives Costco to Reintroduce Buying Limits on Items Like Toilet Paper

Richard Galanti, Chief Financial Executive of Costco, told participants on an earnings call on Sept. 23 that the company was facing supply chain issues and inflationary pressures.

The Epoch Times

Economist Nouriel Roubini Warns of Growing Risk of Stagflationary Crisis

'The rosy scenario that is currently priced into financial markets may turn out to be a pipe dream,' Roubini says.

The Epoch Times

Consumer Sentiment Edges Up but Inflation Fears Send Buying Attitudes to 40-year Low

University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index edged up to a reading of 71 in September, a slight uptick from August's 70.3, which was the lowest level since 2011.

The Epoch Times

Consumer Price Hikes Soften in August, Annual Inflation Stays Stubbornly High

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the Labor Department said in a Sept. 14 report, with consensus forecasts predicting a slightly higher 0.4 percent rate of monthly inflation.

The Epoch Times

Mortgage Rates Remain Relatively Flat as Economy Loses Momentum: Freddie Mac

According to the data released Thursday by the federally chartered mortgage investor, the rate on a 30-day fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.88 percent for the week ending Sept. 9, up slightly from 2.87 percent last week.

The Epoch Times

Producer Prices See Biggest Annual Surge on Record, Stoking Broader Inflation Concerns

The Labor Department said in a Sept. 10 statement that, for the 12 months ending in August, the final demand producer price index (PPI) jumped by 8.3 percent, the highest number in the history of the series.

The Epoch Times

'Inflation Could Repeat Trajectory of 1960s': Economic Historian Niall Ferguson

Ferguson said that policymakers are now facing a new challenge in the form of rising inflation after responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner similar to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.

How to Use Alternative Assets as a Hedge Against Inflation

An increasingly digital world offers more options than ever before.

Richard Li