Though February prices rise, inflation worries don't

One dollar bill notes pass through a printing press at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.

The producer price index -- prices received by U.S. companies -- rose 0.7 percent last month, its largest uptick in five months.

Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain what's behind the rise and whether the U.S. should be worried about inflation.

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Diane Swonk is chief economist with Mesirow Financial, based in Chicago.


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