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Apparel Prices Jump for a Second Consecutive Month

– March 13, 2018

AIER’s Everyday Price Index (EPI) jumped 0.4 percent in February following a 0.7 percent surge in January. The EPI measures price changes people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, restaurant meals, gasoline, and utilities. As a comparison, th …

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Everyday Prices Start 2018 With a 0.7 Percent Surge

– February 14, 2018

AIER’s Everyday Price Index (EPI) jumped 0.7 percent in January following a 0.2 percent decline in December. The EPI measures price changes people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, restaurant meals, gasoline, and utilities. As a comparison, …

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Everyday Prices Rose 2.2 Percent in 2017

– January 12, 2018

AIER’s Everyday Price Index (EPI) fell 0.2 percent in December following a 0.2 percent rise in November. The EPI measures price changes people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, restaurant meals, gasoline, and utilities. As a comparison, the …

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Drop in Apparel’s Prices Offsets Jump in Motor Fuels’

– December 13, 2017

AIER’s Everyday Price Index rose 0.2 percent in November following a 0.7 percent drop in October. The EPI measures price changes people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, restaurant meals, gasoline, and utilities. As a comparison, the more wi …

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Everyday Prices Excluding Energy Rise Just 0.1 Percent in October

– November 15, 2017

AIER’s Everyday Price Index fell 0.7 percent in October following a 0.9 percent gain in September. Large swings in energy prices were the primary driver for the September spike and October retreat. The EPI measures price changes people see in everyday …

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Everyday Prices Jump as Familiar Themes Reappear

– October 13, 2017

AIER’s Everyday Price Index jumped 0.9 percent in September, ahead of the 0.5 percent gain in the Consumer Price Index. The EPI measures price changes people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, restaurant meals, gasoline, and utilities. The EP …

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Everyday Prices Rise Modestly in August

– September 14, 2017

AIER’s Everyday Price Index rose 0.4 percent in August, ahead of the 0.3 percent gain in the Consumer Price Index. Despite the increase in the latest month, price increases overall remain modest in the U.S. economy. Over the past 12 months, the EPI has …

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Everyday Prices Drop in July, Trail the CPI

– August 11, 2017

AIER’s Everyday Price Index fell 0.1 percent in July, confirming the message from the Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index reports: price increases overall remain very modest in the U.S. economy. Over the past 12 months, the EPI has risen just …

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The Hidden Message in the Everyday Price Index

– July 14, 2017

Aggregates can provide a reasonable summary but can also be deceiving. AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index rose 0.1 percent in June after being unchanged in May. Over the past 12 months, the EPI has risen just 0.9 percent. In aggregate, the performance …

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Everyday Prices Were Unchanged in May

– June 14, 2017

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index was unchanged in May because a decline in gasoline prices offset increases in food prices. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, gasoline, utilities, and personal-car …

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Prices at Grocery Stores and Gas Stations Drive Everyday Prices Higher

– May 15, 2017

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index rose 0.6 percent in April led by price increases at grocery stores and gas stations. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, gasoline, utilities, and personal-care prod …

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Growth in the Money Supply May Lift Everyday Prices

– April 14, 2017

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index decreased 0.2 percent in March. A decline in prices of household fuels, utilities, and telephone service offset higher food prices. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groceri …

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