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Battle of the Dueling Price Indexes



In this blog post, I would like to discuss the widening gap between core Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Personal Consumer Expenditure (PCE) inflation. In April, the core (ex-food and energy) CPI increased at the fastest monthly pace since August 2011, 0.3%. Year over year, core CPI inflation…

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May I Have Your Attention Please: Wage Inflation is Here!



The most significant inflation data for the United States over the last month was not the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) or Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) deflator; it was rather the first quarter’s Employment Cost Index (ECI) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). (The…

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