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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 mont...

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 con...

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 lab...

Increased Lamb Prices Help Sheep Farmers Prosper

AP | By BETSY BLANEY | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

LUBBOCK, Texas -- In his 33 years raising sheep in West Texas, Glen Fisher has never seen it so good. Demand by U.S. consumers is up, imports are dow...

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...

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 ma...

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. ...

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....

Consumer Spending Up -- Thanks To Higher Gas And Food Prices

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

Consumer spending increased in February for the eighth straight month, but much of the gain came from steadily rising gas prices and higher grocery bi...

Secretary Vilsack's Defiant Defense of Ethanol

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Grossman-Cohen

Should the US reform its policies to help prevent a global food price crisis?

Climate Revolutions

Tommy Stadlen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tommy Stadlen

When tomorrow's historians assess the origins of the Arab Spring Revolution, a number of plausible causes will present themselves. But central among them will be the role climate change has played in increased food prices.

Having My Quinoa and Eating it Too

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Ben Grossman-Cohen

The convoluted tale of how the growing international appeal of an important local staple -- quinoa -- has changed life for many Bolivians gets to the difficulty of fixing our global food system.

The Heavy Hand of Inflation Has Descended. What Next?

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Living in our America is just becoming too unaffordable, with flat and decreasing wages for decades butting up against rising prices for just about everything. Something has got to give.

Chocolate Eggs Nearly Double in Price Since Last Easter

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Anneli Rufus

A "food crisis" is afoot. It's becoming ever more obvious in supermarkets and restaurants, and now -- because of political strife in the cocoa-producing Ivory Coast -- this food crisis is allegedly about to kill Easter.

Brown Shoots

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

As spring dawns, the economy's green shoots have been trampled once again, first by the economic fallout from Japan's tsunami, and again by rising worldwide commodity prices.

Chinese Drought Could Cause Global Food Crisis

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
James Bacchus

The worst drought in sixty years is threatening the wheat crop in China, the world's largest wheat producer.