January 19, 2012 First-time claims for unemployment insurance plunged by 50,000 last week from the week before, to 352,000. They're now near a four-year low.
November 16, 2011 Falling energy costs kept inflation in check. But oil prices are up today, a sign that coming inflation reports might not be as welcome.
May 13, 2011 Higher prices for gasoline accounted for almost half of the 0.4 percent increase last month.
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