The inflation rate is the average rate at which prices increase and purchasing power falls. With a yearly inflation rate of 4 percent, customers can buy 4 percent less this year than they could last year with the same am... More »

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The Federal Open Market Committee considers an inflation rate that increases annually by 2 percent to be a healthy indicator of price stability and maximum employment. A small level of inflation reduces the chance of har... More »

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As inflation occurs, the central bank is able to adjust interest rates, thus encouraging economic growth. Without adjusted interest rates, there would be little growth during times of inflation as people's purchasing pow... More »

Inflation is an increase in prices, which affects the economy by reducing the purchase power of consumers, causing companies to earn less revenue. Inflation also increases the rate of unemployment. More »

According to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. inflation rate for 2014 was 1.6 percent, a 0.1 percent increase over the 2013 inflation rate. The inflation rate for the 12-month period ending in Jan... More »

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An article in the Houston Chronicle states that incremental profits are an indication of a company's growth rate due to how it chooses to spend its capital and are best defined as the amount of increase in a firm's earni... More »

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the rate of natural increase represents the difference between the crude birth rate and crude death rate. This statistic excludes effects of migrat... More »