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Gas prices are decreasing generally.

Overall gas prices fall, inflation causes concern

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | March 1, 2023

DeKALB – In the past week, the gas prices averaged $3.51 per gallon in DeKalb. Compared to last week's gasoline prices, this is up by 2.4 cents per gallon. In DeKalb, the cheapest gas is $3.44 per gallon while the highest price per gallon is up to...

NIU does its best to keep prices low for students, but with this recent inflation, some price hikes are inevitable.

Inflation-induced food price hike hits campus dining

By Colin Kempsell | August 28, 2022

DeKALB — As the price of food and groceries reach record highs in the nation, NIU’s Campus Dining Services is beginning to feel the effects of an historic shockwave of inflation. Students have begun to feel the impact of prices rising in grocery stores,...

It can be difficult to understand and fight against inflation. Heres a breakdown of the issue as well as resources for NIU students.

College students vs. inflation: What to know, steps to take

By Joey Trella, Marketing Team Coordinator | August 20, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been adjusted to reflect the fact that tuition at NIU has not increased. The previous version of this article was ambiguous about NIU's tuition rate, which might have been misleading. DeKALB — Inflation has been affecting...

Cars for sale in a car dealership parking lot. The price of new and used cars has increased.

Cost of cars increases due to supply chain issues

By Yari Tapia | January 19, 2022

DeKALB — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, prices of new and used cars have drastically increased due to the disruption of the global supply chain and key internal pieces of vehicles becoming harder to come by. The cost of a used car in December...

UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut

February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Consumer price inflation in Britain jumped higher in January, official figures showed Wednesday, undermining the case for the central bank to cut interest rates as it had been expected to do.The annual inflation rate rose to 1.8% from...

Negative interest rates turn saving, borrowing upside down


FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Imagine a mortgage that pays you the interest, not the other way around. Or a savings account where it's the bank, not the saver, who collects interest.Welcome to the upside-down world of ultra-low and negative interest rates...

Argentina and IMF discuss debt in shadow of 2001 crisis


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has been here before: recession, growing poverty, high inflation, billions of dollars in debt, a looming deadline for repayment and simmering anger toward the International Monetary Fund.This is a big week for...

More businesses reopen in China, but many people stay home

By JOE McDONALD | February 10, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new coronavirus, but many workers and shoppers appeared to stay home.Public...

UK rates held as Brexit clarity shores up economic surveys

By PAN PYLAS | January 30, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates amid signs of improvement in the British economy in the run-up to Britain's imminent departure from the European Union.The bank said in a statement that its Monetary...