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The Billion-Dollar Question



Everybody loves cheap money, right? Well, if you’re a borrower, you’ve definitely benefited from actions taken by the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates at record lows. But not everyone is thrilled with this wave of cheap money. Sponsors of defined benefit plans, in particular, have dealt…

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2 Indices: The Battle over How Bad Inflation Isn’t



If you’re looking for a gauge on U.S. inflation, you’ve got two primary options. There’s CPI – the consumer price index. And there’s PCE – personal consumption expenditures. Both CPI and PCE serve as broad measures of inflation (i.e. how much prices are going up on consumer goods and…

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