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  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. producer prices rose in March after four straight months of declines and there were signs of some firming in underlying inflation, which should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index for final demand increased 0.2 percent last month,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Labor Department reports on U.S. producer prices in March at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday. SMALL INCREASE: Economists forecast that the producer price index ticked up 0.1 percent in March, according to a survey by data provider FactSet. That would be the first increase in five months.

  • Business events scheduled for Tuesday Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 1:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases retail sales data for March, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases business inventories for February, 10 a.m..

  • SHANGHAI, April 10- China's consumer inflation stayed flat at 1.4 percent in March, while producer prices fell slightly less than projected, official data showed on Friday, keeping pressure on profit margins at Chinese companies as Beijing struggles to stimulate growth. The producer price index declined 4.6 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • SHANGHAI, April 9- China's consumer inflation stayed flat at 1.4 percent year-on-year in March, but was slightly above market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted the index would come in at 1.3 percent, compared with 1.4 percent posted the prior month. The producer price index remained in negative territory at -4.6 percent, the National Bureau of...

  • China inflation remains on downtrend: Pro   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:35 PM ET
    China inflation remains on downtrend: JPMorgan

    While China's consumer inflation stabilized in March, it will likely continue easing over the next 2-3 months, prompting further easing, says Zhu Haibin, chief China economist and head of Greater China Economic Research of J.P Morgan.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in February on weak profit margins for trade services, pointing to tame inflation that could argue against an anticipated June interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index for final demand fell 0.5 percent after dropping 0.8 percent in...

  • PPI one negative after another: Liesman   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    PPI one negative after another: Liesman

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and John Ryding, RDQ Economics, dissect the latest PPI data and what it indicates about the economy. It is not a deflationary environment apart from lower oil prices, says Ryding.

  • U.S. producer prices fall on weak trade margins Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in February on weak trade margins, pointing to muted inflation pressures that could argue against an anticipated June interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index for final demand fell 0.5 percent after dropping 0.8 percent in January.

  • February PPI down 0.5%   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    February PPI down 0.5%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on producer prices and what it indicates about the U.S. economy and its impact on Treasurys.

  • BEIJING, March 10- China's annual consumer inflation recovered in February, exceeding expectations, but producer prices continued to slide, underscoring deepening weakness in the economy and intensifying pressure on policymakers to find new ways to support growth. The producer price index declined 4.8 percent in February, the National Bureau of...

  • BEIJING, March 10- China's annual consumer inflation recovered in February, exceeding expectations, but producer prices continued to slide, underscoring deepening weakness in the economy and intensifying pressure on policymakers to find new ways to support growth. The producer price index declined 4.8 percent in February, the National Bureau of...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- U.S. producer prices recorded their biggest decline in more than five years in January on plunging energy costs, pointing to very benign inflation in the near term that could argue against raising interest rates. "The reports paint a disappointing picture on the U.S. recovery, with the housing starts report in particular reinforcing the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- U.S. producer prices posted a record decline in January, weighed down by plunging energy costs, pointing to very benign inflation pressures in the near term. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its producer price index for final demand dropped 0.8 percent, the biggest drop since the revamped series started in November 2009, after falling...

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China's consumer inflation slowed to a worse-than-expected rate of 0.8 percent in January, reinforcing signs of persistent weakness in the economy and broadening the scope for further stimulus steps by the central bank to ward off deflationary risks. The producer price index also missed forecasts, dropping 4.3 percent, the National Bureau of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- U.S. producer prices in December recorded their biggest fall in more than three years on tumbling energy costs while underlying inflation pressures were tame, a cautionary note for the Federal Reserve as it ponders its next step on monetary policy. The Labor Department said on Thursday its producer price index for final demand declined 0.3...

  • Switzerland central bank first to 'cry mercy': Boockvar

    Peter Boockvar, The Lindsey Group, discusses Switzerland's central bank move and the impact to gold investors, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • *Energy-driven decline is biggest since October 2011. WASHINGTON, Jan 15- U.S. producer prices in December recorded their biggest fall in more than three years on tumbling energy costs while underlying inflation pressures were muted, a cautionary note for the Federal Reserve as it ponders its next step on monetary policy. The Labor Department said its producer...

  • U.S. producer prices post biggest drop in three years Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- U.S. producer prices in December recorded their biggest fall in more than three years on tumbling energy costs while underlying inflation pressures were muted, a cautionary note for the Federal Reserve as it ponders its next step on monetary policy. The Labor Department said on Thursday its producer price index for final demand declined 0.3...

  • December PPI down 0.3%, jobless claims 316,000   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    December PPI down 0.3%, jobless claims 316,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment numbers and producer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides perspective on the data and the move on the Swiss franc.