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Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period

...Before its policy announcement Wednesday afternoon, the Fed had received good news on inflation with a report that consumer prices fell by a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in August, the first monthly drop in prices in 16 months.In August...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-17/fed-signals-it-plans-keep-
Business news

US consumer prices decline in AugustWASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly...inflation remains under control.Consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent last month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-17/business-news
Our path to living off our investments

...dollar amounts in today's dollars, making the calculations a lot easier. This 3% number is based both on the Consumer Price Index and on Warren Buffett's projections for the future.What about you? You can adjust that number as you wish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2014-09-13/our-path-
Augusta food bank expands to serve residents, military

...million pounds of food last year."Between defense downsizing and active-duty pay raises being lower than the Consumer Price Index, Joyce Raezer, executive director of the National Military Family Association, said the number of military...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-04/augusta-food-bank-expands-se
As stocks rise, investors question if it's time to cash out

...five bull markets ended after the Fed increased rates.Inflation doesn't appear to be a problem right now. The consumer price index is up 2 percent in the past 12 months, roughly equivalent to the Fed's target. But that could change fast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-29/stocks-rise-investors-ques
US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

...Domestic airfare continues to outpace inflation, rising 2.7 percent compared to the 2.1 percent gain in the Consumer Price Index.Airfare has gone up 10.7 percent in the past five years ? after adjusting for inflation ? according to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-04/us-airfares-rise-outpacing
Child care interrupts retirement

...from what we remember from our first time around as parents. Fortunately, the shock is reduced in a country where consumer prices are lower than in the U.S. by more than 35 percent.Health insurance is a problem we're wrestling with. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-06-21/child-care-interrupts-retirement
House votes to boost child tax credit for high-income families, restrict it for immigrants

...inflation, so it would go up as consumer prices rise. It also aims to make a...they would increase over time as consumer prices rise.The amount of the credit...inflation, rising above $1,000 as consumer prices go up.These changes would increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-25/house-votes-boost-child-ta
Wine Time: Giocato Pinot Grigio 2011, Slovenia

...region. Slovenia has made great strides in improving the quality of its wines in the past 25 years, and luckily for consumers prices have lagged behind the quality improvements.This Pinot Grigio is made from grapes hand selected from some of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-05-20/wine-time-giocato-pin
Necessary compromise on the new budget exposes both good and bad

...Social Security beneficiaries. In the past in my column, I have proposed such a solution by adopting the chained Consumer Price Index to calculate COLA increases. But this would have an impact on all seniors, and Congress will not confront...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-01-12/necessary-compro