Producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach consumers, increased 0.6 percent between January and December, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The index rose 1.6 percent over the past year, a relatively low level of inflation that suggests few costs are likely to be passed along to consumers.
Aetna, the nation’s third largest insurer, had announced its bid for Humana in 2015. The deal would have given Aetna the opportunity to significantly expand its presence in Medicare Advantage coverage, which involves privately run versions of the federal Medicare program for people who are over 65 or disabled.
“We use the saying, ‘The defense never rests,'” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “You can’t assume, ‘Oh, we’ve got it defensively so therefore we’ll just be right.’ It’s such a continuous evolving thing, it takes constant work, it takes constant mental preparation and anticipation. … There’s just that kind of individual talent and aggressiveness that can make you pay if you’re not right or they can make plays when people are in position.”
“At our upcoming meetings,” the Fed chair said, the central bank “will evaluate whether employment and inflation are continuing to evolve in line with (the Fed’s) expectations, in which case a further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be appropriate.”
“These companies are assessing their drilling plans quarter by quarter,” Ludlam said.
Boeing workers and members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are holding a rally Monday at the Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Hotel in North Charleston. Organizers are expected to speak, as are members of the community who support the effort.
It is true that if you have lots of cash, you’ll have lots of options on where to put it. But if you are just getting started and have just a minimal amount of money to work with — anywhere from $5 to $1,000 — you may have more choices than you might think.
How are the SEC’s focus and activity likely to change in an administration that tilts toward easing regulation? We asked James Cox, a professor at Duke University School of Law who’s an expert on securities law and a close SEC-watcher. The Q&A has been edited for clarity and length.
“‘Spend’ is not a good word to a frugal person,” says Kahler, author of “Conscious Finance: Uncover Your Hidden Money Beliefs and Transform the Role of Money in Your Life.” ”It connotes waste.”