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  • WASHINGTON— Higher-priced gasoline slightly boosted consumer prices in March, a sign that some of the effects of cheaper oil are fading and that inflation may be edging up to healthier levels. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. And it suggests that consumer prices aren't at risk of sinking into outright...

  • No inflation alarm bells: Economist   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:33 AM ET
    No inflation alarm bells: Economist

    CNBC's Steve Liesman; Justin Wolfers, Peterson Institute; and Michael Zinn, UBS Wealth Management, provide perspective to the latest CPI data and weigh in on the health of the U.S. economy.

  • Gasoline, shelter costs lift U.S. consumer prices Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 17- U.S. consumer prices rose for a second straight month in March as the cost of gasoline and shelter increased, signs of some inflation that should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in...

  • March CPI up 0.2%   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    March CPI up 0.2%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest consumer prices numbers.

  • Futures lower; off worst levels of day   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:02 AM ET
    Futures lower; off worst levels of day

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, shares his thoughts on Friday's trading action ahead of the CPI number.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US consumer prices Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Labor Department reports on March consumer prices Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. SLIGHT INFLATION: Economists forecast that the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in March, according to a survey by data firm FactSet. But gas remains relatively cheap, falling roughly 33 percent over the past year to an average price of $2.41 a gallon, according...

  • It's all about inflation Friday Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 5:59 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Friday's March consumer price index is more important since it is one piece of data traders say could change their assumptions on Fed policy.

  • It's all about inflation Friday Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:31 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Friday's March consumer price index is more important since it is one piece of data traders say could change their assumptions on Fed policy.

  • Business events scheduled for Friday Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.. General Electric Co. releases quarterly results before the market opens. Reynolds American Inc. releases quarterly results before the market opens.

  • STOCKHOLM, April 14- Swedish consumer prices rose less than expected in March, supporting expectations the central bank will cut interest rates further into negative territory when it meets later this month. Sweden's consumer price index rose 0.1 percent in March from the previous month, the statistics office said on Tuesday, versus a Reuters poll forecast...

  • TOKYO, April 10- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso has tempered market expectations that the bank will expand its stimulus programme later this month, saying a cut in its inflation forecast would not be enough to justify more monetary easing. Slumping oil prices have caused inflation fall back to zero, keeping alive market expectations that the BOJ...

  • China inflation steady, but here's the bad news   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:21 PM ET
    China inflation steady, but here's the bad news

    China's consumer inflation remaining unchanged in March shows that domestic demand is sluggish, says Helen Qiao, chief economist, Greater China at Morgan Stanley.

  • Fed should avoid itchy trigger finger Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The jobs report is the latest in a string of data that suggest the Fed shouldn't get trigger happy on rates, this economist says.

  • Japan Feb core CPI flat yr/yr excluding tax hike effect Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:40 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 27- Japan's core consumer price index was flat in February compared with a year earlier when excluding the effect of last April's sales tax hike, government data showed on Friday, the first time since May 2013 that it has stopped rising. The data could keep the Bank of Japan under pressure to ease monetary policy further with inflation moving further...

  • Bank of Japan under pressure as inflation stalls Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    Japan's consumer inflation eased in February for a seventh straight month increasing expectations that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will have to undertake further stimulus measures to achieve its price target.

  • Market outlook: CPI & new home sales   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:11 AM ET
    Market outlook: CPI & new home sales

    The CPI has risen for the first time since October and new data shows improvement in the housing market. Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch, and Bill Stone, PNC Asset Management, weigh in.

  • *Consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in February. WASHINGTON, March 24- U.S. consumer prices rebounded in February as gasoline prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in underlying inflation pressures, which could keep a June interest rate increase on the table. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- U.S. consumer prices rebounded in February as gasoline prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in underlying inflation pressures, which could keep a June interest rate increase on the table. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after...

  • *BOJ Tankan due March 31 at 2350 GMT. TOKYO, March 20- Japanese manufacturers' confidence likely picked up in the first quarter and is expected to improve further as a weak yen boosts exporters and falling oil prices reduce operating costs, data is expected to show in coming weeks. But core inflation is seen slowing for a seventh straight month in February due to weak...

  • *Kuroda admits core CPI may briefly turn negative. *Brief slide in CPI won't hurt price uptrend- Kuroda. TOKYO, March 17- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said lower energy costs may push consumer prices into negative territory but it won't derail a pick-up in inflation as the economy recovers, signalling that he sees no immediate need to expand stimulus.