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Producer prices rose in July, but that's not all that concerning

Aug 11, 2023
Services prices helped push up the producer price index in July. But that increase likely isn't a lasting one.
An uptick in stock prices has led to an increase in management fees investment portfolios, which was a big portion of services inflation in July.
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The prices of industrial metals are surging. That's probably good news for the world economy.

Nov 15, 2022
The increases are seen as an indicator of strength, though they might fuel more inflation.
Copper’s recent price surge hints at a strengthening global economy, boosted by an expected recovery of Chinese manufacturing. Above, a copper mining operation.
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