Reading Inflation Data: CNBC Explains

5:02 AM ET Wed, 10 Aug 2011

In a good economy, gradual inflation is considered a good thing, but in tougher economic times, too much inflation is a serious problem. Inflation data comes out in monthly CPI reports, and reading these reports allows both individuals and investors to understand how the cost of goods and services have changed. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy tells what the numbers mean.