CPI Climbs 0.2%; Core Rate Gains 0.3%

Vadum, Matthew
October 2004
Bond Buyer;10/20/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31993, p2
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the U.S. consumer price index, and core rate gains. The seasonally adjusted index of consumer prices rose 0.2% in September 2004, while the core rate climbed 0.3%, according to data released by the U.S. Labor Department. The increase in the September 2004 consumer price index follows an unrevised increase of 0.1 % in August 2004. Meanwhile, the 0.3% rise in the September 2004 core rate, which excludes food and energy prices, follows August 2004 unrevised 0.1% gain. IFR BondData America's poll of economists projected that the consumer price index would rise 0.2% and predicted a 0.1% rise in the core rate for September 2004.


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