economic indicators

Producer Prices Tick Up in January

The cost of producing goods and services in the United States rose slightly in January, with higher food prices partly offset by cheaper gas. Overall, inflation remains mild.

After Market: As Snow Rises, Stocks Rise Too

Stocks posted modest gains Thursday despite the nasty weather across the East Coast, which caused lots of business headaches, and despite two disappointing economic reports.

Consumer Sentiment Slips in January

Consumer sentiment fell slightly in January, with recent economic improvement not translating to expectations for future gains, a survey shows.