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U.S. wholesale prices rise 0.1 percent in June

  U.S. wholesale prices rose only slightly last month, as higher costs for food and pickup trucks offset another drop in energy prices. But overall inflation stayed mild, leaving the Federal Reserve room to take steps to boost the economy.   The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index increased 0.1 percent in… Continue Reading U.S. wholesale prices rise 0.1 percent in June

Consumer price index creeps up in March

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Consumer prices rose .9 percent in March, according to information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Continue Reading Consumer price index creeps up in March

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Prices in the western region of the United States dropped slightly in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The consumer price index dropped .2 percent last month, influenced by lower prices for electricity and gasoline. During the last 12 months, the consumer price index rose 3.2 percent. Energy prices jumped 13.4 percent,… Continue Reading Consumer Price Index drops slightly during November

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Area prices were down for the month, but up nearly 3.1 percent over a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The June decrease was influenced by lower gas prices, but the consumer price index for the Western region advanced over the same time last year, said regional commission Stanley W. Suchman. Energy… Continue Reading Consumer index shows year-over-year increase

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