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Market Surge After US Inflation Data Has Skeptics Warning It’s Overdone

(Bloomberg) — The cooler-than-expected US inflation reading for July is a positive sign that has buoyed risk assets, but some investors may be getting a little ahead of themselves, according to analysts. The rally that sent the S&P 500 to a three-month high and the Nasdaq 100 more than 20% above its June bottom was […]

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U.S. Consumer Spending Softens; Prices Rise Less Than Forecast

(Bloomberg) — US inflation-adjusted consumer spending fell in May for the first time this year as persistent price pressures strain household budgets. Purchases of goods and services, adjusted for changes in prices, decreased 0.4% in May after a downwardly revised 0.3% gain a month earlier, Commerce Department data showed Thursday. Spending on services advanced while […]

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Clorox Erases Pandemic Gains, Sees Margin Recovery Taking Years

(Bloomberg) — Clorox Co. shares fell by the most since 2000, erasing their pandemic-era gains, after the company said it would take “several years” to rebuild margins that have been hammered by higher costs. The maker of disinfectant wipes and cleaning products expects a steeper drop in gross margins this fiscal year, which ends in […]

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TGT is down -18% in the last month. Where is its value price?

For investors, the holiday season generally marks a time when consumer activity should be healthy and demand for consumer goods will be high. That’s a big reason that the latter part of the year, as the colder months set in across the country that retail stocks often start to see healthy increases in prices. That […]

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Inflation Is a Real Problem. Remember the 1970s and 1980s.

The consumer-price index rose at its fastest annual rate in decades in October. Tim Boyle/Getty Images) When I was a young reporter in the 1980s, my newspaper gave me raises twice a year for a while. I’d like to tell you I earned the salary boosts through extraordinary merit, but all the reporters got them. […]

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U.S. Consumer Prices Outpace Forecast as Inflation Dogs Economy

(Bloomberg) — Prices paid by U.S. consumers rose in September by more than forecast, resuming a faster pace of growth and underscoring the persistence of inflationary pressures in the economy. The consumer price index increased 0.4% from August, according to Labor Department data released Wednesday. Compared with a year ago, the CPI rose 5.4%, matching […]

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