Gas, Food Prices Up Again With No End In Sight

Prices Up, Not As Bad As Expected, Inflation Slows

  • Wholesale prices increased less than expected in October, adding to hopes that inflation is on the wane, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.
  • The deceleration came despite a 2.7% increase in energy costs and a 0.5% increase in food.
  • The index is generally considered a good leading indicator for inflation as it gauges pipeline prices that eventually work their way into the marketplace. PPI differs from the more widely followed consumer price index as the former measures the prices that producers receive at the wholesale level while CPI reflects what consumers actually pay.
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