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Five Things to Watch in the March Consumer Prices Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases measures of March consumer prices on Wednesday. Economists expect the headline Consumer Price Index to increase by 1.8 percent, and the core CPI, which excludes energy and food, by 2.1 percent. Increasing oil prices are pushing up the headline price index, which increased by […]

Dairy farms rely on immigrants more amid crisis

For nearly five years, dairy farmers have seen the price of milk drop, forcing thousands of farms across the country to go out of business. Now, the survival of many dairy farms hinges on increasing milk production, and that increasingly depends on the immigrants who do the work that Americans […]

A shift toward rentals is creating incentives to buy a house

The increase in home prices slowed in February across some of the hottest cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Home prices in most major US cities are growing at a steady pace — the last time prices have advanced this slow was 2015. Tuesday’s Case-Shiller Index’s 20-City composite […]

US trade deficit narrows as soybean sales rise

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in January as imports declined and exports rose, partly because of a compromise by China amid trade negotiations between the two countries. The trade deficit in goods and services shrank 14 percent in January to $51.1 billion, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday. […]

Puerto Rico the New Trendy Place With Low Flight Frequency

Carolina León and her husband are frequent flyers and are always planning trips to different locations from their home in New York City. For their next adventure, the Leons were considering visiting Puerto Rico, but the high costs on airfares changed their plans. “It’s out of our budget,” said León, […]