Consumer prices went up only slightly in the past year despite a recent spike in gasoline prices after a series of hurricanes slowed oil production in the Gulf Coast, said Max Gulker, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.
“It’s been a bit of a conundrum for them,” Hughes says about the low inflation rate. “There’s still no reason to believe that stronger economic growth, the tightening labor market, eventual acceleration in wages wouldn’t lead to some upward pressure on prices.”
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But now, NAU can raise those foam fingers proudly. Flagstaff, the home of Arizona’s lesser-known but now officially cooler university, was named the third best college town in the nation. And that ranking doesn’t come from one of the thousands of websites that routinely rank everything from best retirement enclaves to juiciest burgers.
Instead, Flagstaff was named No. 3 byRead More
Boulder, Colorado, is the top-ranked college town in the US, according to a new list from the American Institute for Economic Research.
The city of roughly 200,000 (for its metro area population) earned the top spot thanks to its accessibility — more than 20% of commuters take public transportation or cycle aroundRead More
Social Security checks are about get a little bit bigger. Very little. Checks for 66 million beneficiaries will rise between 0.2% to 0.5% in 2017. That works out to between $2.61 and $6.53 a month more for the typical retiree, according to the American Institute for Economic Research, a nonpartisan think tank.
Checks for 66 million beneficiaries will rise between 0.2% to 0.5% in 2017. That works out to between $2.61 and $6.53 a month more for the typical retiree, according to the American Institute for Economic Research, a nonpartisan think tank.
The government won't release the official cost of living adjustment until after the September inflation reading, which is due on Oct. 18. But theRead More
The American Institute for Economic Research forecasts an increase of 0.2 percent to 0.5 percent, or $2 to $6 on the average payment, making it the stingiest increase since the Social Security Administration began making annual adjustments in the 1970s.
Max Gulker, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, said Trump's victory brings uncertainty -- and business hates uncertainty.
"I think you have a candidate who did not offer a lot of specific policy proposals and instead made people feel part of a movement," Gulker said. "Be cause of that, there is a sense that he could do radicalRead More
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Bob Hughes, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington said it was a "solid though not spectacular" report following the strong June and July reports, suggesting the economy has good momentum in the third quarter of 2016 following a weak first half to the year.
"Make policy and policy changes predictable. The economy can adjust to almost any policy landscape. It is the uncertainty that is hard to adjust to."Read More
The White House regularly hammers the point that there are aRead More
With the election just a couple of months away, a new president and Congress will soon have an opportunity to try to give the economy a boost. In the latest Bankrate Economic Indicator quarterly survey, leading economists say that if there's one thing the nation's next leaders ought to do, it's putRead More
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