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Gain in consumer prices could keep a Fed rate increase on track

...been shielded from inflation largely because of lower energy prices coupled with a strong dollar that has made imports such...year ago. But core inflation, which excludes food and energy prices, advanced 1.9 percent from a year ago. Clothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-17/gain-consumer-prices-could
US businesses added 182K jobs in October

...reported 200,000.American consumers are spending at healthy levels, encouraged by increased job security, low energy prices and improved family finances. But manufacturers have been hurt by a strong dollar and economic weakness overseas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-04/us-businesses-added-182k-j
Fed keeps rate at record low but will consider an increase at its next meeting in December

...retail sales and factory output. Also, inflation has fallen further from the 2 percent target because of falling energy prices and a stronger dollar, which lowers the cost of imports.This week's Fed meeting followed decisions by other major...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-28/fed-keeps-rate-record-low-
US retail sales rise 0.1 pct. in September; auto gains offset drop in gas station spending

...been muted for much of this year.Spending at gasoline stations plunged 3.2 percent in September because of lower energy prices. Sales at service stations have dived 19.7 percent from a year ago as drivers no longer need to spend as much on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-14/us-retail-sales-rise-01-pc
Economic growth slows in third quarter

...stretch of the year and make consumers more likely to spend during the holiday shopping season. A renewed decline in energy prices is also giving consumers more money to spend on other goods and services.On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-29/economic-growth-slows-thir
As Fed meets, investors look for clues but no rate hike yet

...retail sales and factory output. Also, inflation has fallen further from the 2 percent target because of falling energy prices and a stronger dollar, which lowers the cost of imports.The Fed has said it will start raising rates once it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-28/fed-meets-investors-look-c
US economy likely crawled in the July-September quarter in a year of dizzying ups and downs

...consumers in more of a mood to spend during the holiday shopping season. Also helping will be the renewed decline in energy prices, which is giving consumers more money to spend on other goods and services.Macroeconomic Advisers predicts that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-28/us-economy-likely-crawled-
Yellen expects Federal Reserve to increase rates by year's end

...Ultra-low inflation has resulted in part from a plunge in energy prices over the past year and a higher-valued dollar, which...still think the depressive effects of the dollar and energy prices will fade, allowing inflation to return to the 2 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-24/yellen-expects-federal-res
Let this plant grow

...that just because natural gas is cheap now doesn't mean it will be in the future.They should look at a historical energy-price chart: Natural gas is a constant zigzag; uranium is a flat line.Southern's recently announced acquisition of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-09-20/let-plant-grow
5 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Thursday

...and has stayed below its 2 percent goal for more than three years. A rise in the dollar's value and declines in energy prices have further depressed inflation.The Fed has been saying it doesn't want to start raising rates until it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-17/5-things-watch-federal-res