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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
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
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
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
Business news

...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
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
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