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Why do we care about "core" inflation?
The core measure strips out food and energy prices, two of the biggest contributors to inflation today.
Why some inflation measurements don’t include food and energy prices
Core inflation strips out food and energy prices, because they can be pretty volatile.
What is CPI, and what exactly does it measure?
The consumer price index can affect your next raise, and Social Security cost-of-living adjustments are tied to it.