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Stocks stumble lower after inflation rises again in April

17 days ago   |   By Stl Today

Stocks fell on Wall Street Wednesday after a report on inflation came in worse than feared last month. The S&P 500 was 0.6% lower after waffling between gains and losses in early trading. The Dow was down 0.3% and the...
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Is the inflation glass half empty or half full? The latest numbers mean different things to different economists

Is the inflation glass half empty or half full? The latest numbers mean different things to different economists

17 days ago   |   By Fortune

The Consumer Price Index rose at an 8.3% annual rate in April, slightly moderating from March's four-decade high. Will inflation stay high, or is it finally beginning to come down?
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The April CPI Report

17 days ago   |   By Crossing Wall Street

The inflation report for April came out this morning and it showed that inflation still plagues the U.S. economy. For the month of April, consumer prices rose by 0.33%. That's the lowest since August 2021. Over the last year, consumer prices are up 8.22%. That's down some from the 12-month figure ending in March.
The drop is gasoline helped a lot last month.
The price gains also meant that workers continued to lose ground. Real wages adjusted for inflation decreased 0.1% on the month despite a nominal increase of 0.3% in average hourly earnings. Over the past year, real earnings have...
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Cleveland Fed: Median CPI increased 0.5% and Trimmed-mean CPI increased 0.4% in April

Cleveland Fed: Median CPI increased 0.5% and Trimmed-mean CPI increased 0.4% in April

17 days ago   |   By Calculated Risk

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% in April. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index increased 0.4% in April. "The median CPI and 16% trimmed-mean CPI are measures of core inflation calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on data released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly CPI report".
Note: The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI details here : "Used Cars" were down slightly annualized in April, and this will likely show...
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Hotter-than-expected CPI report shows broader-based inflation that will be 'very hard to kill'

17 days ago   |   By CNBC

Consumer inflation rose at a hotter-than-expected 8.3% pace in April, fueled by worrisome gains across the services sector.
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BLS: CPI increased 0.3% in April; Core CPI increased 0.6%

17 days ago   |   By Calculated Risk

From the BLS :
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.3 percent in April on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 1.2 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the > all items index increased 8.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.
Increases in the indexes for shelter, food, airline fares, and new vehicles were the largest contributors to the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index rose 0.9 percent over the month as the food at home index rose 1.0 percent. The energy index declined in April after...
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