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Interesting Inflation News Links (May 06, 2009)

* Shop price inflation falls on slower food prices (James Thompson, The Independent Online)

Shop price inflation fell in April for the first time since the cut in VAT in December, as hefty non-food discounting at Easter, sharp price deflation at fashion and footwear retailers and the first slowdown in food prices this year gave customers a welcome boost.

* 1.7 million fewer pints drunk every day this year due to recession (Harry Wallop, Telegraph)

In the first three months of this year the equivalent of 1.67 billion pints of beer were drink in Britain a fall of 8.2 per cent, or 1.7 million pints a day on the first quarter of last year.

* New Study Accuses Bankruptcy Judges Of Routine Illegality (Nathan Koppel, Wall Street Journal)

Bankruptcy lawyers are fat and happy these days; that much we have documented. (Click here and here .)

* Hey, Hell’s Kitchen! Suck It! (Patrick Alan Coleman, Portland Mercury)

Ive been known to watch an episode or two of Hells Kitchen . Im not proud of it. But as the Bible says, Let those whove never suffered bad television judgment throw the first remote.

* China fears bond crisis as it slams quantitative easing (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph)

policy mistake made by some major central bank may bring inflation risks to the whole world,” said the People’s Central Bank in its quarterly report.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (March 27, 2009)

* Obama walks, chews gum and sends Congress his budget (Marsha Mercer, McDowell News)

President Barack Obama vows responsibility and accountability – but he blames his predecessor for the mess we’re in.

* Europe’s Markets Advance (Steve Goldstein, Wall Street Journal)

European stocks advanced Thursday, as local investors cheered the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to embrace quantitative easing.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (March 22, 2009)

* Don’t lock in low rates for long terms (Baltimore Sun)

* World now in grip of ‘Great Recession’ warns IMF (Edmund Conway, Telegraph)

* MAPI Quarterly Economic Forecast: Recession Takes Hold (Supply & Demand Chain Executive)

* How bad are consumers getting squeezed? (John W. Schoen, Newsweek)

* Washington, states share problem (Daily Progress)

* What goes around comes around (The Signal)

* Merryn Somerset Webb: Scraping the barrel for real returns (The Financial Times)

* Al Gore: Energy Crisis Can Be Fixed (Katie Couric, CBS News)

* One Urban District with a Bad Habit (Anthony Cody, Teacher Magazine)

* The Ghost of John Maynard Keynes (River Cities Reader)

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Interesting Inflation News Links (March 18, 2009)

* London’s top tier to demand A* grade (The Financial Times)

* Wall Street set for modestly lower opening (Stephen Bernard)

* Houses stay for sale the longest in South Florida market (Paul Owers, S. Florida Sun-Sentinel)

* Michael Gerson: Policy on Iran is cautious but inconsistent (Michael Gerson, Washington Post Writers Group)

* Goldmans Hatzius on the Next Doses of Stimulus (Jon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal)

* Stocks head to lower start ahead of Fed statement

* Wall Street Seesaws On Corporate and Housing Data

* Gram knows it will all work out (Tucker Shaw, Denver Post)

* Deflation Isn’t That Scary (The Stony Brook Statesman)

* Market update – 18 March (Nikhil Kumar, The Independent Online)

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Interesting Inflation News Links (March 18, 2009)

* Consumer prices rise 0.4 percent in February

WASHINGTON – Consumer prices rose in February by the largest amount in seven months as gasoline prices surged again and clothing costs jumped the most in nearly two decades.

* 11:15 a.m. Consumer prices rise

WASHINGTON – Consumer prices rose in February by the largest amount in seven months as gasoline prices surged again and clothing costs jumped the most in nearly two decades.

* Wall Street heads to modestly lower opening (Stephen Bernard)

Wall Street appears headed to a lower opening after a slightly higher-than-expected rise in inflation. Investors are focusing on the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting.Wall Street was lower ahead of the inflation report and is poised to give back some of its recent gains.The Labor Department said Wednesday the consumer price index rose 0.4 percent in February.Investors have a…

* Energy costs are up as food prices drop (Martin Crutsinger)

WASHINGTON – Wholesale prices rose a tiny 0.1 percent in February as a big decline in food prices offset a second monthly increase in energy costs, the Labor Department reported yesterday.

* Consumer prices rise in Feb. by largest amount in 7 months as gasoline, clothing prices jump (Martin Crutsinger)

WASHINGTON – Consumer prices rose in February by the largest amount in seven months as gasoline prices surged again and clothing costs jumped the most in nearly two decades.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (February 27, 2009)

* Student committee recommends new $51,622 comprehensive fee (The Middlebury Campus)

* Fed says long-run inflation forecasts useful (Reuters America)

* Gazundered! I’m starting to feel a bit deflated (Times Online)

* Power prices add to economic woes (Baltimore Sun)

* Obama’s budget seeks $634 billion over 10 years for health care (Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar)

* Caviar And Lobster At Mugabe Birthday Bash (Sky News)

* Should you invest in Premium Bonds? (Kate Hughes, The Independent Online)

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Interesting Inflation News Links (February 27, 2009)

* Eurozone jobless queues lengthen (BBC News)

Unemployment across the nations that share the euro has risen again to its highest level in more than two years, as more firms laid off staff.

* Sir Fred Goodwin: Pensioners struggle as exbanker gets �650000 a year (Telegraph)

The former RBS boss accrued a �16m pension pot during his time with the group, which has announced a record corporate loss of �24bn. But many other pensioners are struggling to make ends meet after seeing steep falls in both the interest they earn on savings and the value of their stock market holdings.

* Bradley A. Smith: Washington should halt its unhelpful financial ‘aid’ (Columbus Dispatch)

President Barack Obama was elected to repair the economy but, in percentage terms, the stock market has dropped more since his election than it did in the previous months.

* Lawmakers call for assessment cap

Jefferson City — A group of Republican lawmakers proposed Thursday to limit increases in property tax assessments as a way to give relief to Missouri homeowners.

* One fifth of council tax goes on local authority final salary pensions (Christopher Hope, Telegraph)

The news came after it emerged that three out of four councils are planning to raise council tax by an inflation-busting three per cent to �1,414 from April.

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