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...on severe winter weather.US consumer prices increase 0.1 percentWASHINGTON - Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite...that inflation is tame.The consumer price index rose 0.1 percent in February...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-18/business-news
Analysts see the economy warming up across South

...Banking: Loan demand increased for purchases but decreased for refinances. Employment: Job gains were subdued. Consumer prices: Remained stable. CPA firm buyout: James W. Burroughs CPA purchased GP Accounting after one of its founders died...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-03-08/analysts-se
Government report shows solid economic growth at end of 2013, brightens outlook for 2014

...rates, hoping to control inflation, lift their flagging currencies and keep investors from fleeing. In Argentina, consumer prices are soaring, the treasury is short on foreign currency, and the peso has suffered its sharpest slide in 12 years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-30/government-report-shows-so
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
US retail sales rise a solid 0.4 percent in October, despite shutdown; best gain since July

...percent and 2.5 percent this quarter.Coupled with the retail sales was a slight decline last month in consumer prices.The consumer price index fell 0.1 percent in October, the Labor Department said. A sharp 2.9 percent drop in gasoline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-20/us-retail-sales-rise-solid
Democrats should start entitlement reform with Social Security fix

...cost-of-living increases.The president has proposed such a plan by using a lower measure of inflation, the chained Consumer Price Index. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the most liberal Democrats have objected to the chained CPI. They...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-11-17/democrats-should
After a 4-decade ban on crude exports, American oil companies call for changes in US law

...refineries.Lifting the ban, experts say, is likely to have a bigger effect on individual refinery profits than on consumer prices."It probably doesn't change the retail price at the pump, but it may change the incentive for refiners," says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-07/after-4-decade-ban-crude-e
Who has the time to choose a mutual fund?

...k) contributions have risen 1.9 percent from a year earlier, slightly better than the rate of inflation. The Consumer Price Index rose 1.2 percent in September from a year earlier.Workers should be saving 10 percent to 15 percent of their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-15/who-has-time-choose-mutual
Despite summertime worries about big losses for bond mutual funds, the declines have slowed

...from 2001 through 2007.Another factor that could send interest rates higher, inflation, has also been tame. The Consumer Price Index rose 1.2 percent in September from a year earlier. That's down from the 2 percent inflation rate in September...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-03/despite-summertime-worries
Amnesia rampant in Washington, not any better here

...Edwards and Dukes were subcontractors to them, and their rates were the same as the Heery team rates as far as the Consumer Price Index."I beg to differ with you on that because an employee and a subcontractor are two different categories...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-06-15/amnesia-rampant