I know that this is more of a macro subject, but it caught my attention. Consumer prices rose by 0.2% in October, much greater than was expected. The rise was due mostly to high energy and food prices. The question is whether this will continue and what will be the outcome for the U.S. About a week ago, the FOMC raised the short-term interest rates to 2%, and many economists speculated that this would be a "rest stop" to the let the economy gain even more traction before raising the rates again. Now that with the news of price level on the rise, the FOMC may be forced to raise the interest rate again in December to prevent inflation.
The economy is growing stronger as unemployment rates are dropping, but it isn't as strong as we would like to see it. This could be bad news for the U.S. if interest rates go up to battle inflation because it could reverse the progress we have made recently. Income and spending could go down, and unemployment could go up again. Hopefully the price level subsides and things continue to improve.