The Consumer Price Index fell -0.1% last month. The core rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%.
Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are rising most. For March, energy prices rose again and were up 3.28% but are still down 19.1% from one year ago.
- CPI: Down -.14%
- Ex Food & Energy: Up +.17%
- Food: Down -.15%
- Energy: Down -3.01%
- Housing: Down -.13%
- Apparel: Down -0.25%
- Transportation: Down -1.07%
- Medical Care: Up +.20%
- Recreation: Up +.02%
- Education & Communication: Up +.22%
- Other Goods & Svcs: Up +2.75%
The change in the core shows that at least for now, inflation is not an issue. The futures are pointing lower this morning after two days of straight losses. In the pre-markets, Intel , American Express , McDonald's , Procter & Gamble , and Citigroup are weighing on the Dow.
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