consumer price index

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
Government, Business

Core Consumer Inflation Tops Projections in Broad Gain

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

A key measure of U.S. consumer prices rose more than forecast in June, potentially complicating the Federal Reserve’s assessment of inflation as policy makers weigh an interest-rate cut as soon as this month.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2019
Business, Government

Cost of Living, Excluding Food and Fuel, Rises in May

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The cost of living in the U.S., excluding food and fuel, rose in May, propelled by rising rents.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 16, 2016
Business, Government

Consumer Prices Increase by Most in More Than a Year

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The consumer price index increased 0.4% in May, the biggest advance since February 2013, after climbing 0.3% the prior month, a Labor Department reported.

June 17, 2014

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