STORY: From soaring prices for oil, metals and everything else, to a trillion-dollar budget deal, this is the Week in Numbers.
Just over $139 per barrel was the peak hit by oil on Monday in another week of frenzied trading. Crude see-sawed in later days, but that didn’t stop pump prices hitting record levels in many countries.
$100,000 per tonne was the record high hit by nickel prices as other commodities also soared over worries about Russian supplies. And that’s all going to stoke inflation in the weeks to come.
7.9% is the annual rate of U.S. inflation right now. That’s a 40-year high. Consumers are paying more for rent, food and gasoline, and economists say it’s only going to get worse.
$1.5 trillion is the U.S. federal government funding approved Thursday by Congress. That includes $13.6 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine.
"We stand up for America. We stand up for the needs of America. But we also stand up for Ukraine being attacked by a war criminal: Putin of Russia."
The bipartisan deal ends months of wrangling and averts a government shutdown.
And over 5% was the jump in Amazon shares on Thursday. That after the online giant said it would split each of its stocks into 20 cheaper slices. Technically, that shouldn’t make any difference… but some think small investors will be more tempted by cheaper-looking shares.