Shopping for Thanksgiving dinner shouldn't involve sticker shock this year, as costs for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner are about the same as 2013.
It's time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again in 2014, the College Board says.
Retailers hoping for a lift to the year-end shopping season see promise in gas prices, but higher food costs may eat into a boost in holiday spending.
The price of meat soared in the last year, but a bumper grain crop provides some relief for consumers at the supermarket checkout.
Here's why you should care about the potential for deflation -- a prospect that sounds appealing on its face, but that economists and other experts fear.
Consumer spending fell in September for the first time in eight months, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter.
That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween, but picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.
The Fed plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a job market that isn't yet healthy and help lift inflation from unusually low levels.
The global economy has stumbled, and financial markets have been volatile. But that doesn't mean the Federal Reserve plans any major policy shifts.
U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.
The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year.
Retail sales and producer prices fell last month, worrisome signals on the economy's health that heightened financial market worries over faltering growth.
Import prices fell in September for the third straight month as the cost of petroleum products declined and a strong dollar made European goods cheaper.
The Fed's debate on whether to change its interest rate guidance heated up last month, with officials saying the central bank risked misleading investors.
Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1.
Consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 18 months last month, which could lessen the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.
Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday for any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.
Producer prices were flat in August, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should see the Federal Reserve in no hurry to raise interest rates.
The economy strengthened in all regions of the country in July and August, in areas from consumer spending to auto sales to tourism, the Fed reports.
Consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest in 7 years, a survey from the University of Michigan shows.