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Wall Street turkeys get pardon as Fed lets consumers pay for rampant inflation

posted 574 weeks ago on BloggingStocks

Filed under: Market matters, Citigroup Inc. (C), Bank of New York (BK), Economic data, Federal ReserveWith the price of Thanksgiving dinner up 11% this year over last, the Fed won't help consumers because it's confident that inflation -- as measured by Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) will range between 1% and 2%. Meanwhile, Washington is happy to create lucrative business deals for Wall Street -- in the form of arrangements to manage and keep records of its Structured Investment Vehicle (SIV) bailout. What is the Fed smoking? I don't know any personal consumption expenditures that are growing at 1% to 2%. The price of oil has quadrupled since January 2001 to $99.29 a barrel, gasoline prices are up 40% since last year, airfares have more than doubled -- a flight from Boston to Flori

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