The Fed's preferred means of measuring inflation jumped 0.6% in October.
Haunted by their own supply chain woes, many retailers are trying to get what they themselves need for the holidays.
This is usually a season when department stores, automakers and other retailers go big on ads touting special holiday deals. Not this year.
Yes, there are shortages, and prices are up. But in these Los Angeles gift stores, shoppers are already shopping.
Retailers and manufacturers are anxious about holiday shopping as they monitor supplies on delayed cargo ships.
The supply chain mess has raised the prices of feed, storage, shipping and materials. But the turkey and pie will be on the table.
Holiday shopping is expected to increase on average, but that's all down to better-off households.
Some retailers are even starting their Black Friday deals today.
As retailers start to stock up for the holidays, space to store goods is at a premium
Consumers want the convenience of delivery and e-commerce, but some also want in-store experiences with all the holiday trimmings.