Rent rises nudge CPI higher

Jun 16, 2016
Rent has been increasing faster than inflation for years, now.
Rent prices are on the rise as city-living increasing in popularity with millennials. 
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Inflation to a twenty-something

Oct 7, 2014
A look at the Consumer Expenditure Surveys from 1989 and 2013.

How will low inflation complicate the Fed’s plans?

Sep 17, 2014
Today's CPI numbers came in low despite Yellen's hint that interest rates could be on the upswing.

What's pulling up the Consumer Price Index

Apr 15, 2014
Consumer prices increased more than expected. So what’s becoming more expensive, and why?

'Chained CPI' hurts seniors

Apr 10, 2013
Obama's proposal to recalculate the rate of inflation hurts seniors who spend more on health care than the rest of us.

Alternate inflation index could save billions

Dec 13, 2012
To avoid the fiscal cliff, some want to change the Consumer Price Index to reflect lower real inflation. That would cut Social Security payments.

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Consumer prices rise the most in 10 months

Mar 16, 2012
The four-tenths percent rise in consumer prices was largely due to gasoline prices. But inflation remains tame. That's something the Federal Reserve works hard to preserve because of bad memories from another time.

Inflation keeps climbing as food and energy prices rise

Oct 19, 2011
Core inflation may be up only slightly, but the rising price of essentials like food and fuel is hurting the economy