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El-Erian: Why The Fed Won't Have A Third Round Of Easing

CNBC | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Today's data releases confirm that the US economy has undoubtedly hit another soft patch. It is not the only one....

Consumer Spending Sluggish On High Food, Gas Prices

Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Consumer spending rose less than expected in April as high gasoline prices continued to squeeze household budgets, according to governmen...

Will Export Restrictions on Energy Echo Those on Food?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Will triple digit prices soon halt the free flow of crude oil the same way soaring crop prices halted the free flow of food?

Women Lead Uganda's Latest Rally

Posted 07.09.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of women demonstrated in Uganda's capital on Monday over high food prices and brutal tactics employed by police duri...

Feeding The Future: Finding Food For 10 Billion People By 2100

Foreign Policy | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact

The world's demographers this week increased their estimates of the world's population through the coming century. We are now on track to hit 10 billi...

Global Warming Causing Food Prices To Rise

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.05.2011 | Green

Over the last few decades, global warming has hindered the world's food production causing prices to rise, new research reveals. The study, which N...

Official: Fed Prepared To Fight Inflation, Just Not Yet

Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - Inflation remains well under control, despite the spike in oil prices, but the Federal Reserve stan...

Bigger Problem: Jobs Crisis Or Rising Food Prices?

Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Global policymakers are in a bind: deal with inflation or tackle the unemployment crisis? World food prices have risen 36 percent in the last year...

Big Banks Face Criticism For Their Speculative Role In Global Food Crisis

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

Today, rising food prices are wreaking havoc in the developing world. While some blame overpopulation, and others ethanol, another culprit has emerged...

Lila Shapiro

After Bin Laden's Death, Wall Street Breathes Tentative Sigh Of Relief | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- On September 11, 2001, the financial services industry suffered heavy fatalities when New York's World Trade Center was destroyed by two h...

Americans Spending More With Inflation Growing At Fastest Rate In Ten Months

Posted 06.29.2011 | Business

Rising gasoline and food prices lifted consumer spending in March and the increase in overall inflation from a year-ago was the largest in 10 months, ...

Soaring Food, Gas Prices Push Inflation Up, Economic Growth Down

Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By By Lucia Mutikani) - Economic growth slowed more than expected in the first quarter as higher food and gasoline prices dampened consume...

The New Geopolitics Of Food

Foreign Policy | Posted 06.27.2011 | World

In the United States, when world wheat prices rise by 75 percent, as they have over the last year, it means the difference between a $2 loaf of bread ...

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises As Inflation Fears Fall

Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

Consumers felt better about the short-term outlook for the economy in April as expectations about the pace of inflation and concerns about the labor m...

U.S. 'Strong Dollar' Rhetoric Fades As Currency's Value Declines

Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Glenn Somerville and Tim Reid) - For years, Treasury secretaries parroted a line that the U.S. was committed to a strong dollar policy. Bu...

McDonald's Warns Of Food Inflation

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Phil Wahba and Lisa Baertlein) - McDonald's Corp said higher costs for beef, bread and other items cut into its quarterly margin...

How Agriculture Subsidies Are Making Us Sick

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Kucinich

When it comes to unhealthy food, the primary culprits are meat and dairy, which are high in saturated fat and cholesterol, and over-sweetened processed food.

The Urgency of Curbing Global Food Price Volatility

Tom Arnold | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Tom Arnold

There is no simple solution to the food crisis. What's needed is a combination of carefully chosen and calibrated short and long term measures.

WATCH: 'Did You Hear About The Inflation'?

Posted 06.19.2011 | Business

From the maker of Bank Bailouts Explained and Quantitative Easing Explained comes Inflation Explained, an animated video discussing why economists con...

Yepoka Yeebo

Soaring Prices Still Don't Indicate Real Inflation, Economists Say | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

Despite American consumers being hard hit by rising gas and grocery prices, federal regulators continue to insist the country need not fear inflation....

Global Poor Need Protection Against Rising Food Prices

Tom Arnold | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The signs now are ominous for us all with the FAO expecting the price of agricultural commodities to rise further throughout this year. This will put enormous pressure on the world's poorest.

Americans Feel Inflation That Fed Says Doesn't Exist

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Daniel Trotta) - On the streets of America, the debate over inflation is over. Prices are too high and rising too fast, many people say. "T...

Cubans Facing Rising Food Prices

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

With an ever shrinking culinary culture, most stoves know only recipes for fried foods. Hence, pork fat, or buttery liquids prove essential in our daily lives.

INFLATION: Prices Rise At Fastest Level Since Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

Inflation is back, and it's not limited to America. Prices in developed countries are rising at the highest rate since the financial crisis first ...

Food Inflation Kept Hidden In Tinier Bags

New York Times | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

As an expected increase in the cost of raw materials looms for late summer, consumers are beginning to encounter shrinking food packages....