inflation rates

US inflation increased by the fastest one-month pace since July 2008, rising 0.2 percent in February from a year ago, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent last month as energy prices pushed the cost of living higher for the second straight month. A surge in gasoline prices at the pump accounted […]

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Following five months of consecutive declines, consumer inflation climbed in January at the same time annual inflation stood flat for the first time since 1955, the Labor Department reported Friday. Consumer prices in January rose 0.3 percent. The increase is due mostly to higher energy costs, which jumped 1.7 percent and were led by a […]

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U.S. consumer prices slid lower again in December, falling 0.7 percent and setting the 2008 inflation rate at 01. percent for its smallest gain since 1954, the Labor Department reported Friday. It was the third consecutive monthly decline for the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation at the consumer level. The government’s report shows […]

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Consumer prices in November fell by a record pace for the second consecutive month, the Labor Department reported today. The closely watched Consumer Price Index fell 1.7 percent, marking its biggest decline since the government began adjusting the CPI for seasonal factors in 1947. The government’s report shows the annual inflation rate at 1.1 percent […]

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US inflation fell for the third consecutive month as it eased to 3.7 percent in October from a year ago, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. Consumer prices plunged 1 percent, the largest drop in 61 years, as energy price declines led the retreat. Lower inflation generally makes inflationary-hedge investments in commodities like gold less attractive. […]

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US inflation fell for the second consecutive month, dropping to 4.9 percent in September from a year ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Consumer prices remained flat, although energy prices plunged and food prices increased. Lower inflation generally makes inflationary-hedge investments in commodities like gold less attractive. And at least during Thursday early […]

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US inflation fell for the first time in two years with a rate of 5.4 percent in August from a year ago. That compares to July’s 5.6 percent according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Tuesday. A decrease in inflation makes inflationary-hedge investments in commodities like gold and oil less attractive, but turmoil in […]

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New York gold poked its head out of an eight day dark hole Wednesday only to jump back into it Thursday by dropping its previous day’s gain. Silver and platinum were also daily losers as investors eyed declining oil prices and a strong US dollar. September crude-oil lost 99 cents from its Wednesday $2.99 gain […]

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US inflation has hit its highest point in 17 years with a rise of 5.6% over the past year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 1913-2008 Inflation Calculator and rate charts show inflation’s jump using the government’s latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures. By entering any two dates from 1913-2008 and then a […]

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The 1913-2008 Inflation Calculator and rate charts show inflation’s jump with today’s latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. By entering any two dates and a dollar amount, the CoinNews Inflation Calculator measures the change in buying power over time. At the same time, it […]

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