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Consumer prices dip 0.3% — largest amount in more than two years

April 14, 2017 |

Consumer prices fell in March by the largest amount in more than two years, pushed lower by another sharp decline in the price of gasoline and other energy products.

Consumer prices dropped 0.3% in March following a tiny 0.1% rise in February, the Labor Department reported Friday. It was the first…


L.A. Times – Business

Don’t trust the list prices on Amazon, Consumer Watchdog says

March 20, 2017 |

After a barrage of lawsuits directed at the online shopping industry, it appeared Amazon Inc. was starting to phase out list pricing, a controversial practice accused of deceptively inflating how much consumers save through the e-commerce giant.

But a study commissioned by Consumer Watchdog finds…


L.A. Times – Business

Energy stocks fall with oil prices, leading Wall Street lower

March 14, 2017 |

Energy stocks are leading an early decline on Wall Street as the price of oil takes another turn lower.

Marathon Oil slumped 3.9% in early trading Tuesday. Murphy Oil dropped 3%.

Streaming music company Pandora Media slumped 3.5% after the company announced it will launch an on-demand music service…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks end mostly lower as oil prices plunge

March 9, 2017 |

U.S. stocks fell for the third day in a row as energy companies tumbled along with the price of crude oil. Investors also sold high-dividend stocks as bond yields rose.

Crude oil prices fell 5%, their biggest drop in more than a year, after the government reported a big buildup in fuel stockpiles.


L.A. Times – Business

California Inc.: Southern California theme park prices keep soaring

March 6, 2017 |

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

While much of Monday’s market buzz will likely continue to center on Snap, which went public…


L.A. Times – Business

Universal Studios Hollywood raises gate ticket prices

February 22, 2017 |

About a week after Disneyland raised its ticket prices, Universal Studios Hollywood hiked attendance prices an extra $ 5 per visitor.

The daily ticket price at the gate rose to $ 120 from $ 115, on top of increases adopted last year of up to 20%. Universal Orlando also raised prices over the weekend…


L.A. Times – Business

With Star Wars land still two years away, Disneyland raises prices

February 11, 2017 |

If you have saved all year to strap on your mouse ears and go crazy on the tea cup ride at Disneyland, you are going to need to save a bit more.

Starting Sunday, the admission prices for Disneyland and the adjacent California Adventure Park in Anaheim are going up $ 2 for daily passes and as much…


L.A. Times – Business

Southern California home prices jump and sales fall

January 25, 2017 |

Southern California home prices jumped in December, reaching the highest level in more than nine years.

An improving economy and a shortage of homes for sale propelled prices up 6.8% from a year earlier, real estate data firm CoreLogic said Tuesday. December’s median price of $ 470,000 was up 1.1%…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. stocks turn higher in morning trading; oil prices slide

January 10, 2017 |

Phone companies led the major U.S. stock indexes higher in morning trading Tuesday, as the market recouped some of its losses from the day before. Industrial and bank stocks also rose, while real estate companies were the biggest laggard. Crude oil prices headed lower, pulling down energy stocks.


L.A. Times – Business

Rising Prices Likely to Keep China on Cautious Path

January 10, 2017 |

Consumer prices in China decelerated last month while prices at the factory gate jumped more than expected, as earlier government pro-growth policies continued to steady the world’s second-largest economy.
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