Stories tagged: prices
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
The average price for homes with sales closing in August was $260,800 – nearly unchanged from $259,300 in July, and down from a peak of $268,830 in June, according to …
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
Auto prices in the United States will rise “dramatically” if the Trump administration imposes tariffs, AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 7:39 p.m.
Starbucks says it’s raising the price of a regular drip coffee by 10 cents to 20 cents this week in most U.S. stores.
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
Shipping costs have skyrocketed in the United States in 2018, one of the clearest signs yet of a strong economy that might be starting to overheat.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
Average home prices in the Spokane area continue to rise, reflecting demand for homes and a declining inventory.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Auto sales were strong in January, with average prices up 4 percent – an early sign of an inflationary economy.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Shoppers who talked with the Associated Press this week say what they want most of all is lower prices and one-stop shopping.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding have halted production at Gulf Coast refineries, virtually guaranteeing spikes in gas prices across the country – but Inland Northwest residents shouldn’t expect to …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
Starting Monday, Whole Foods will offer lower prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and other products. Looking ahead, the Seattle company hopes to give Amazon Prime members special savings and …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Tumbling prices can’t stop growth of Spokane County’s legal marijuana market on three-year anniversary
The same gram of weed that cost consumers $25 to $30 in 2014 will now set you back about $7, according to the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board. But Spokane …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
WASHINGTON – Lower costs for gas, airline tickets, new and used cars and wireless mobile phone plans kept U.S. consumer prices flat in June, evidence that inflation remains muted. The …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Dry, hot weather from the U.S. to Europe is taking its toll on crops, and the U.S. government is forecasting global output will fall for the first time in five …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Verizon is hiking prices on its cellphone plans, though the new rates come with changes that might actually save you money.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 3 p.m.
OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree on measures to influence crude supplies and prices – a missed opportunity to show the resolve that for decades let them set how much …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
Prices charged by U.S. manufacturers, farmers and other producers rose for the first time since January, lifted by higher costs for gas, steel and medicines.
Sat., March 12, 2016
Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) were designed to control drug pricing, but they’ve become large entities in need of regulation.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in January, as the rising costs of housing and health care were largely offset by cheaper oil.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
U.S. producer prices edged up slightly in January as the biggest rise in food costs in eight months offset a further decline in energy prices. The tiny overall increase indicated …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 12:12 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s offer to limit the growth of Social Security benefits would cost the average retiree less than $50 in the first year. But the cuts …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 12:48 a.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — As the nation inches toward the economic “fiscal cliff,” anxiety is growing in farm country about an obscure tangent of the Washington political standoff that reaches into …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012, 5:53 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Big differences remain, but there is finally movement in long-stalled talks on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” House Speaker John Boehner is offering $1 trillion in higher tax …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2012, 12:47 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweaking the way the government measures inflation sounds like an obscure method to help reduce budget deficits, but over time it would lead to significantly lower Social …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012, 8:10 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices rose in August in nearly all U.S. cities, and many of the markets hit hardest during the crisis are starting to show sustained gains. The …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2012, 10:39 a.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven by high prices and …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2012, 12:49 a.m.
SEATTLE (AP) — First, warm spring weather in the Northeast and Midwest tricked apple trees into budding earlier. Then an untimely frost damaged the delicate blossoms. For apple farmers in …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012, 1:21 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Americans on Social Security will get raises averaging $19 a month come January, one of the smallest hikes since automatic adjustments for inflation …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012, 7:53 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year. The increase, which starts in January, is tied …