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US retail sales crawl upward in October led by online shopping

...said in a separate report Friday. Producer prices fell 0.4 percent last month alone. Core prices, which exclude volatile food and energy costs, have risen a mere 0.1 percent over the past year.The lower prices mean that sales have in many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-13/us-retail-sales-crawl-upwa
5 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Thursday

...its other mandate: Maintaining price increases of around 2 percent. Its preferred measure of inflation, excluding volatile food and energy, has risen just 1.2 percent over the 12 months that ended in July and has stayed below its 2 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-17/5-things-watch-federal-res
Is now time for a Fed rate hike? Here are 2 clashing views

...of price levels rose a barely visible 0.3 percent in July from a year earlier - or 1.2 percent, if you exclude volatile food and energy prices. That's well below the Fed's 2 percent target."We simply don't have inflation," says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-16/now-time-fed-rate-hike-her
Higher interest rates likely with steady job gains

...unusually low inflation rate. Consumer prices rose just 0.1 percent in June compared with a year ago. Excluding the volatile food and gas categories, they've risen only 1.8 percent.Both figures are far from the Fed's 2 percent target...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-09/higher-interest-rates-like
Rising gas prices push inflation up modestly in June

...avian flu drove egg prices up 18.3 percent in June, but overall food prices rose just 0.3 percent. Excluding volatile food and energy prices, so-called core inflation rose 0.2 percent last month.The June numbers were about what economists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-17/rising-gas-prices-push-inf
Business news

...JanuaryWASHINGTON - A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose.The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January, the sharpest drop since December...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/business-news
Big increase in gas costs drives up US wholesale prices

...Food prices rose 0.9 percent, driven up by steep increases in the cost of eggs and dairy products.Excluding the volatile food and gas categories, core wholesale prices rose only 0.2 percent, below July's increase.In the past 12 months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-09-13/big-increase-gas-costs-dri
Business news

...more for cars, clothing and hotel rooms in May. That drove the so-called "core" consumer prices, which exclude volatile food and energy, up by the most in nearly three years.Higher core prices will limit the ability of the Federal Reserve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-15/business-news
More Americans sought unemployment benefits

...following a drop of 0.2 percent in June. Gas prices accounted for much of the swing. The core index, which excludes volatile food and energy, rose 0.2 percent.The report on weekly unemployment applications does provide some positive signs for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-08-18/more-americans-sought-unempl
Americans spending a bit more as gas prices fall

...mild increases in the cost of food, housing, and clothes.Overall, the consumer price index was flat. Excluding volatile food and gas costs, so-called "core" prices rose 0.2 percent.In the past 12 months, prices have risen 2.3 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-05-15/americans-spending-bit-mor