January CPI Up 0.1%; Core Rate Rises 0.2%

Ferris, Craig T.; McConnell, Alison L.
February 2005
Bond Buyer;2/24/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32077, p2
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the performance of consumer price index for January 2005. Aided by a drop in energy prices, the seasonally adjusted index of consumer prices rose a scant 0.1% in January, while the core rate, which excludes food and energy prices, rose 0.2%, according to data released by the U.S. Labor Department yesterday morning. The 0.1% rise in the January consumer price index follows no change in December revised from the original 0.1% decline and marks the fifth rise in the last six months.


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