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  • Food prices grow, as does public's appetite to eat out

     
    Does it seem like your food bill has been getting bigger? You’re right. According to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, Americans spent $1.24 billion on their total food bill in 2010,...
  • China changes the food equation, but inflation remains high

     
    Rising food prices may be China’s biggest challenge this year, driving inflation to heights that haven’t been seen in more than two years and threatening social stability by angering millions of ordinary Chinese. So it probably came as some...
  • Gasoline prices: Round up the usual suspects!

     
    News flash: Gasoline prices are high! And they're going higher! In California, the usual suspects have been rounded: Said The Times on Friday: "California's high prices result mainly from its increasing reliance on foreign imports, refineries operating...
  • ISRAEL: As turmoil in Libya is expected to raise gasoline prices, officials urge breaking the oil addiction

     
    As troubled regimes continue to go down, oil prices are moving up everywhere. The violent turbulence in Libya is expected to raise gasoline prices in Israel within the coming days. The regional upheavals and energy issues barged into an open......
  • Bernanke downplays inflation concerns tied to Middle East turmoil and Federal Reserve actions

     
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday that a sustained rise in prices for oil and other commodities would threaten the economic recovery, but that even with the turmoil in the Middle East he did not expect inflation problems......
  • Consumer Confidential: Food prices up, could go higher; Chrysler recalls minivans

     
    Here's your there's-a-place-for-us Thursday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Food prices were up last month and could rise even more if the instability in North Africa and the Middle East pushes oil prices higher. According to the......
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Bad gas

     
    President Obama can't seem to get a break. The unemployment rate is down (from 9.8% in November to 8.9% in February), which is great news for the economic recovery. But now the cost of oil has skyrocketed, resulting in astronomical......
  • Weekly remarks: GOP says U.S. must develop more domestic oil; Obama marks Women's History Month

     
    Democrat says still insufficient equality for American women; Republican woman from Alaska says Obama cripples domestic oil development....
  • Inflation up for third straight month

     
    Prices paid by U.S. consumers for food, energy and other goods and services jumped again in February for the third straight month, adding to inflation fears. The Labor Department reported that its inflation index increased 0.5% in February, driven by........
  • Euro jumps vs. the dollar on rate-hike expectations

     
    The dollar soared against the yen Friday, just as the Group of 7 industrialized nations hoped it would as they intervened to weaken the Japanese currency. But the euro was the day’s big winner, rallying not just against the yen......
  • Which is closer to your inflation rate: 2.1% or 6.7%?

     
    The Federal Reserve may be losing the fight to hold down the public’s inflation expectations. The inflation rate Americans expect over the next 12 months surged to 6.7%, on average, in the Conference Board’s March consumer confidence survey,...