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Intraday Economic News: May CPI Rises 0.2%; Core CPI Increases 0.3% Jun 11
Standard & Poors, June 2011
The U.S. CPI rose 0.2% month over month in May, decelerating from the 0.4% rate in April, though still stronger than the 0.1% pace that consensus had expected. The core CPI, excluding food and fuel, rose 0.3% month over month in May, which was the largest increase since July 2008 and stronger than the 0.2% rate that consensus had expected. On a year-over-year basis, overall CPI is up 3.6% while core inflation is up 1.5% and still within the Fed's implicit 1%-to-2% range. Energy prices were down 1.0% over April though are still up 21.5% over last year. Food prices rose 0.4%, the same as in April and in contrast to the drop seen in the PPI report. Food prices...
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