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8.6% consumer price index increase triggers talk of recession, other concerns  (access required)

The consumer price index (CPI) has increased 8.6% as of May last year, and that number has some economists concerned. That 8.6% is the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981, according to information released in early June by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  “It's a troubling number because it’s making life ...

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