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Surging Gasoline Prices Boost Overall CPI in March

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) jumped 0.4% on a month-to-month basis during February 2012. Although the core and food CPI indices registered very modest gains, energy prices increased 3.2% and accounted for the vast majority of last month’s gain in the overall CPI. In fact, had natural gas prices not posted their fifth consecutive month-to-month decline,… Read More ›

CPI Rises as Core Index and Energy Prices Climb Higher; Real Rents Inch Lower to kick off 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% on a month-to-month basis during January 2012. Price levels rose across a fairly broad base of categories, as the core, energy and food indexes all registered increases compared to December. If not for the fact that natural gas prices continue to slump… Read More ›

Consumer Price Index Bounces Back in July

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) bounced back in July, following a slight decline in June that ended an eleven-month run of increases. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a 0.5% (SA) increase in the CPI for All Urban Consumers in July, following a 0.2% decline in June. Over the last 12 months, the all-items index has increased 3.6% (NSA)…. Read More ›

Consumer Price Index Down in June

The steady rise of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) ended in June, ending an eleven-month run of gains that started last July. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a 0.2% (SA) rate of decline in the CPI for All Urban Consumers in June. Over the last 12 months, the all-items index has increased 3.6% (NSA). Gasoline prices had been… Read More ›