consumer price index

Government, Business

Inflation Eases as Consumer Prices Rise 6.3% in July

grocery shopper (Andres Kudacki/AP)

WASHINGTON — Inflation eased last month as energy prices tumbled, raising hopes that a surge in prices increases may have peaked.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
August 26, 2022
Government, Business

Consumer Prices Climb at Fastest Annual Rate Since 1982

Consumer Prices Climb at Fastest Annual Rate Since 1982 A customer counts his money as he prepares to pay for merchandise at a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in Peoria, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

U.S. consumer prices rose last month at the fastest annual pace in nearly 40 years, magnifying how rapid and persistent inflation is eroding paychecks and increasing pressure on the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2021
Government, Business

Inflation Builds With Biggest Gain in Prices Since 1990

Inflation Builds With Biggest Gain in Prices Since 1990 A woman walks past a store with sale signs in Mentor, Ohio. (Tony Dejak/Associated Press(

U.S. consumer prices rose in October at the fastest annual pace since 1990, cementing high inflation as a hallmark of the pandemic recovery and eroding spending power even as wages surge.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2021
Government, Business

US Core Consumer-Price Gauge Cools Slightly From Prior Month

Shoppers walk through the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) Shoppers walk through the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

A key measure of prices paid by U.S. consumers cooled in December from a month earlier as slack in the labor market and muted demand helped keep inflation pressures tame.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
January 13, 2021
Government, Business

Consumer Prices Rise 0.2% in September; Used Vehicles Spike

A business displays a sale sign in Surfside, Fla., on Oct. 12. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)

U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in September, led again by sharp increases in the index for used vehicles.

Matt Ott | Associated Press
October 13, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Spiking Cost of Gasoline Pushes June Consumer Prices Up 0.6%

Rising gasoline costs were the primary contributor to the consumer price rebound. Rising gasoline costs were the primary contributor to the consumer price rebound. (John Raoux/Associated Press)

U.S. consumer prices increased 0.6% in June, after three months of declines, with a big jump in gasoline prices accounting for over half of the gain.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
July 14, 2020
Government, Business

Core Consumer-Price Index Fell by Most on Record in April

A "Spread The Love Not The Germs" sign is displayed at a mall in Dallas. A "Spread The Love Not The Germs" sign is displayed at a mall in Dallas. (Cooper Nell/Bloomberg News)

A key measure of U.S. consumer prices declined in April by the most on record as travel and apparel spending collapsed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
May 12, 2020
Government, Business

Consumer Prices Grew 0.1% in February as Food Costs Rose

food shoppers Food shoppers by John Locher/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices increased slightly last month, driven higher by more expensive food.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
March 11, 2020
Government, Business

Monthly CPI Up 0.3% and 2.4% Over Last Year

illustration of health items The core reading reflected the biggest monthly rise in medical care costs since 2016. (iStock)

The August core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.3% from the prior month and was up 2.4% from a year earlier, a Labor Department report showed Sept. 12.

September 12, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Consumer Prices Rose 0.3% in July Amid Widespread Cost Increases

Shoppers at a Levi's store Shoppers check out T-shirts at a Levi's store in Times Square in New York. (Richard Drew/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.3% in July, pushed higher by more expensive gas, medical care and housing.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
August 13, 2019

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