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2008-08-14 12:00:06

The rate of rising U.S. consumer prices slowed in July from from a month ago but still came in double the rate economists had forecast, the government said. The Consumer Price Index rose 1.1 percent in June and slowed to 0.8 percent in July. Economists had predicted prices in July would rise 0.4 percent. Energy prices continued to push the inflation rate, gaining 4 percent in the month after a 6.6-percent jump in June. Natural gas prices pushed up 7.4 percent in July, while gasoline...

2008-08-12 15:00:26

Prices in Britain rose 4.4 percent in July, rising above economic forecasts and more than twice the target rate set by the Bank of England, the government said. Economists had forecast a 4.2-percent inflation rate, while the International Monetary Fund had recently said inflation in Britain could reach 5 percent. The Bank of England has set the target rate at 2 percent. "The sharp spike up in inflation in July increases the risk that the Bank of England will raise interest rates despite...

2008-08-01 09:00:49

Vietnam's CPI estimated to grow 2 pct next month HANOI, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's consumer price index (CPI) is forecast to rise by 1.8-2 percent next month against this month, partly due to effects of the country's recent petroleum retail price hike, local newspaper Saigon Liberation reported Thursday. In August, input cost for coal production is estimated to climb by 2.93 percent, cement by 2.24 percent, construction steel by 0. 61 percent, electricity by 0.8 percent, river-way...

2008-07-16 18:00:06

By Scott Andron, The Miami Herald Jul. 16--Inflation hit an annual rate of 5 percent in June, the highest since 1991, the Labor Department said Wednesday. From May to June alone, prices were up 1.1 percent, the second-highest monthly increase since 1982, after normal seasonal fluctuations are taken into account. South Florida's annual rate was 5.8 percent, exceeding the national average and among the highest of the metropolitan areas tracked by the government. The local rate was the...

2008-07-16 12:00:03

A 1.1 percent rise in the Consumer Price Index was higher than expected in June, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday. The CPI gained 1.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, faster than the consensus forecast of 0.8 percent. Energy prices pushed the overall figure, jumping 6.6 percent in June after a 4.4 percent increase in May. Petroleum-based energy prices gained 10 percent, while prices for energy services gained 1.5 percent. Food prices also rose, up 0.8 percent...

2008-06-16 12:00:24

Wall Street higher after CPI meets estimates NEW YORK, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Wall Street inched up in early trading Friday as investors digested core inflation meeting expectations in May. The U.S. Labor Department posted that its Consumer Price Index rose 0.6 percent in April. Economists had expected a rise of 0.5 percent. Investors are also awaiting the University of Michigan's report on consumer sentiment due at 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT). The index is expected to be 59.8, the same as...

2008-06-14 12:00:08

By Martin Crutsinger Associated Press and By Jennifer Toomer- CookDeseret News Wallets probably aren't much fatter, but Wasatch Front shoppers may have spent less at the grocery store last month, according to numbers contained in the Consumer Price Index that Wells Fargo issued Friday for Utah's most populated area. Even so, the overall cost of living went up 1 percent between April and May, outpacing the national increase by 0.2 percent, according to the Wells Fargo report and the U.S....

2006-04-19 08:30:41

By Tim Ahmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Clothing and shelter costs in March spurred the biggest rise in core U.S. inflation in a year, the government said on Wednesday in a report that cast doubt on a quick end to Federal Reserve interest-rate rises. The Labor Department said energy prices helped push the overall consumer price index up a steep 0.4 percent, matching Wall Street projections. Excluding food and energy prices, the index advanced 0.3 percent, a bit more than forecast. The...

2006-04-19 07:33:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Soaring energy costs helped push U.S. consumer prices up a steep 0.4 percent last month, while rising apparel prices spurred core inflation more than expected, a government report showed on Wednesday. The overall increase in the Labor Department's consumer price index for March matched expectations on Wall Street, but a 0.3 percent rise in prices excluding food and energy was a bit swifter than forecast. The department pinned 70 percent of the gain in the core...

2005-08-17 11:28:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Soaring energy costs pushed U.S. producer prices up by twice as much as expected in July, government data showed on Wednesday, with core prices excluding food and energy also flashing a warning of future inflation. The Labor Department said the producer price index rose 1.0 percent last month. Prices for finished energy goods jumped 4.4 percent, the biggest rise since October 2004, while finished consumer food prices fell 0.3 percent. Excluding those volatile...