Author: Andre Beganski

Five Things to Watch in the CPI Report for April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will issue its Consumer Price Index report for April on Wednesday. The measurement, which tracks price movements across a broad range of goods and services, is expected to show the rate of inflation slowed slightly to 8.1% from 8.5%, according to a survey of Bloomberg […]

High Gas Prices Force Gig Workers to Reconsider

When Veronica Gutierrez lost her warehouse job at the onset of the pandemic, she worried about making ends meet to provide for her eight children in Riverside, CA.  Doing deliveries for Uber Eats and DoorDash made sense because of the flexibility it provided – she could pause work at a […]

Inflation rises to a 40-year high as gas prices surge

U.S. inflation worsened in February, rising to a 40-year high, and it could accelerate as geopolitical conflict in Eastern Europe threatens to disrupt the global economy.  The annual inflation rate rose to 7.9% last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday. Its Consumer Price Index, which tracks price movements […]