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Inflation sets 40-year record nationally, slightly lower locally

Inflation in the U.S. hit 7% for 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning, while in the New York-Newark-Jersey City geographic area it was lower for the year, at 4.4%.

How will inflation shape Fairfield County’s economy?

The fuel oil price increased almost 60% and many local homes are heated by oil.

Inflation up as consumer prices rise 6.2% nationally, less in NY...

In the New York metropolitan area, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose only 4.3% since October of last year, compared to 6.2% nationally, according to the BLS.

Restaurant industry facing winter of discontent – again

“I’m telling restaurateurs that their job is still survival,” Connecticut Restaurant Association President and CEO Scott Dolch says. “The next six months are going to be critical."

USB chief, outgoing CBA Chair Cynthia Merkle: Sector strong, but 2022...

Cynthia Merkle thinks 2022 “is going to be a difficult year. We really have to watch our expenses.”

Bridgewater’s investment chief: Return to ’70s-style inflation unlikely

Prince insisted the fiscal policies of a half-century ago are not being repeated today.

Study: Two-thirds of small-business owners fear inflation will hurt their recovery

Half of the survey respondents reported problems filling vacant positions.