Rate Central Bank–Inflation–State

3 interactive graphics from The Wall Streel Journal


Central bank : Global Rates

As the world-wide economy slowly heals from the Great Recession, central banks take different paths to recovery. Most countries remain in an easing cycle with low interest rates, but some are seeking to tighten policy. (Last updated: Feb. 24, 2011)

Central Bank different paths to recovery

Source : Global Rates – Central Bank, Interactive graphics, The Wall Street Journal.


Inflation : Where Are Prices Rising?

Both overall inflation and core inflation, which excludes food and energy costs, have been moving higher, but the speed at which prices are rising varies.

Below are some the items that go into the Labor Departments official measure of consumer prices, their 12-month rates of change over the past year, and a look at how January's rates compare with the 12-year average inflation for each item.

Where Are Prices Rising?

Inflation

Source : Inflation, Interactive graphics, The Wall Street Journal.


States Seek Fixes for Budget Woes

Where Things Stand

A recession and a fitful economic recovery have almost every state confronting significant budget shortfalls. Declining tax revenue and dwindling federal stimulus money are setting up confrontations between governors and legislatures over which state services and programs to pare. A look at the big picture as well as a number of standouts in a sea of red ink

States Seek Fixes for Budget Woes

Source: States Seek Fixes for Budget Woes, Interactive graphics, The Wall Street Journal.