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Consumer Price Index: Higher Rates in Sight?

Inflation is nonexistent with no changes to the consumer price index from one year ago. Some components are, however, making marked changes. Gasoline prices are 27 percent below one year ago, rents are rising at near 4 percent, and...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation

It has become easier to breathe with consumer prices falling by the most amounts in six years.  Lower gasoline prices are everywhere. But wait, renters are getting squeezed hard with fast rising rents. Specifically, the overall Consumer Price Index...

Consumer prices (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in August

Consumer prices (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in August as declines in gasoline prices offset increases in food and shelter prices. Core inflation, a measure that excludes volatile food and energy prices, was flat for the month. On a year-over-year...

The Consumer Price Index, Spending, and Inflation

In speaking with REALTOR® members, I often hear a complaint that the government’s inflation statistics do not reflect reality. Recent data show that the inflation rate for consumer prices has increased about 2 percent above a year ago, but...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation

Inflation is slowly and steadily picking up. Rents in particular are rising at a 4 percent annualized rate. The sluggishness in new home construction assures that rent and the broader consumer price inflation will likely be on an upward...