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Prices Decline

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The Consumer Price Index declined 0.1 percent last month but the core CPI (excluding food and energy costs) rose 0.2 percent. This seems to mean that while energy costs went down, perhaps rebounding from highs due to natural catastrophes last year, those costs didn’t decline enough to bring prices of other items down.

Published or updated January 18, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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