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April 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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Sep 17, 2013 — Consumer prices rose just 0.1 percent in August and were up only 1.5 percent from a year earlier. The report seems to fit with the notion that the Federal Reserve has accomplished its objective: Give the economy enough of a lift to keep it moving, but not so much that inflation takes off.
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Apr 12, 2013 — The good news: Inflation remains in check. The bad news: Consumers were less willing to spend last month.
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Mar 15, 2013 — Prices rose overall by 0.7 percent. The major factor: a 9.1 percent surge in gasoline. Since February, though, gas prices have retreated. So economists do not think the latest report changes the inflation picture.
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Jan 16, 2013 — Consumer prices rose just 1.7 percent in 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. That's about half the pace of 2011 — when prices went up 3 percent. A sharp slowing in the increase of gas prices was a major factor. The news means interest rates will likely stay low.
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Jan 15, 2013 — Consumers were still in a spending mood in December, even as lawmakers battled over the budget. Meanwhile, wholesale prices fell slightly. Those are both good signs for the economy.
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Dec 14, 2012 — The inflation rate, which spiked in August and September when gas prices rose sharply, now appears to have slowed again. That should let the Federal Reserve keep up its efforts to give the economy a boost.
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Nov 15, 2012 — The storm threw some people onto unemployment rolls and shut down some state offices the previous week — meaning some laid-off workers couldn't file their claims until last week.
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Sep 5, 2012 — Why inflation is still low, even as the price of some commodities is rising.
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Aug 15, 2012 — "When prices go up, they notice it. When prices go down, they don't care."
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Aug 15, 2012 — A sluggish economy has kept prices from rising. But a recent uptick in the price of gasoline and the effects of this summer's drought on food costs could put some upward pressure on inflation in coming months.
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