producer price index

Energy Pushes Producer Prices Higher in November

The PPI surged a surprising 1.8 percent. Excluding the often-volatile food and energy component, "core" producer prices rose 0.5 percent. Both measures exceeded expectations of 1 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively. The New York State manufacturing index also surprised by dropping sharply.

March retail sales show slack demand

So far, the inflation hawks -- who argue that the large fiscal and monetary stimulus deployed by the federal government will lead to raging inflation...