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.
November 15, 2011 Meanwhile, wholesale prices dipped thanks to a sharp drop in energy costs.
October 19, 2011 The gain in housing starts was the best in 17 months, but they're still not back to the level of a year ago.
October 18, 2011 The increase was more than expected and could be a sign of inflation pressures building. Wednesday, we'll hear about changes in consumer prices last month.
September 15, 2011 The news on unemployment insurance underscores the weakness of the labor market.
July 15, 2011 Keeping inflation in check: A 6.8 percent drop in gasoline prices. Also: Food prices rose a modest 0.2 percent, the smallest increase so far this year.
June 15, 2011 The smallest increase since November was due to a 2 percent decline in gasoline prices.
June 14, 2011 The decline in retail sales is among several recent signs that economic growth is slowing.
May 13, 2011 Higher prices for gasoline accounted for almost half of the 0.4 percent increase last month.
May 12, 2011 A trio of economic indicators add to the economic puzzle.
April 14, 2011 Claims for jobless benefits rose after two weeks' worth of declines. Wholesale prices were pushed higher by rising energy costs.
March 31, 2011 "We're seeing cost increases starting to come through at a pretty rapid rate," Bill Simon tells USA Today. Some will be passed along to consumers, he says.
March 28, 2011 Economists watch consumer spending closely because it accounts for about 70 percent of all that's spent on goods and services in the U.S. But when spending rises because of a sharp increase in prices, not demand, that's not great news.
March 17, 2011 Higher food and energy costs pushed prices up the most for any month since mid-2009. Meanwhile, claims for jobless benefits have declined in three of the past four weeks.