consumer price index
U.S. Consumer Prices Increase 5.4% in June
"June’s big inflation number will ramp up scrutiny of price-related data as policymakers assess whether the economy is at greater risk of overheating."
Experts React to 5% CPI Inflation
The headline CPI index rose 5% in May, marking the highest growth rate since August 2008.
U.S. Consumer Prices Surge 4.2% in April
The largest gain in the CPI in nearly 12 years reflects in part the comparison to extremely weak inflation a year ago amid pandemic lockdowns.
July Jump in Prices Eases Disinflation Fears
Core inflation rose 0.6% last month, the largest gain since January 1991, as the disinflationary impact of the coronavirus continued to wear off.
U.S. Consumer Prices Tumble 0.4% in March
“Deflation is likely to take hold over the next few months as businesses slash prices in response to much lower demand from the coronavirus outbreak."
Core Inflation Posts Biggest Jump in 17 Months
The pick-up in underlying inflation in June "argues against aggressive monetary stimulus from the central bank," an economist says.
U.S. Consumer Prices Drop 0.1% in December
The Fed will view the first decline in the CPI since March as "further proof that price pressures are building more slowly than some have feared."
U.S. Consumer Prices Flat Amid Cheaper Gas
"The inflation picture is still fairly tame, certainly not heating up enough to push the Fed to a more aggressive stance."
CPI Posts Biggest Annual Gain Since Early 2012
Inflation continued its "slow but steady" climb in May as Fed policymakers gear up for another hike in interest rates.
Core U.S. Inflation Rate Jumps 2.1% in March
"We expect a continued rise in inflation to prompt Fed officials to raise rates four times in total this year,” one economist says.
U.S. Consumer Prices Jump 0.5% in January
Inflation appears to have "re-emerged after a long period of dormancy," fueling fears that the Fed will raise interest rates more aggressively this year.