US consumer prices rose 0.3% amid widespread cost increases

US consumer prices rose 0.3% in July, lifted by more expensive gas, medical care and housing


U.S. consumer prices rose 0.3% in July, pushed higher by more expensive gas, medical care and housing.

US consumer prices rose 0.3% in July, lifted by more expensive gas, medical care and housing

The figures suggest that inflation is picking up slightly, though it remains modest. The economy is in its 11th year of growth, unemployment is low, and wages are growing modestly. These are trends that typically accelerate price gains. But many companies are reluctant to charge more in the face of online and global competition.

Rents rose 0.3% and are up 3.5% in the past year. Hotel stays have gotten 4.6% more expensive in the past year.

The Federal Reserve maintains a 2% inflation target to avoid the destabilizing effect of deflation, which can pull down prices and wages. It has mostly missed that target since it was established in 2012. Its preferred measure rose just 1.4% percent in June compared with a year earlier. That measure isn't as influenced by rental prices.

Gas prices jumped 2.5% in July, though they have already fallen back and will likely keep doing so since oil prices are declining. The average price for a gallon of gas was $2.64 Tuesday, down 15 cents from a month earlier.

Read more: ABC News

Higher prices for the things people need so have no choice to pay for them. Who supplies these things people need? Greedy corporations. The article defies its own headline. 'Gas prices jumped 2.5% in July, though they have already fallen back and will likely keep doing so since oil prices are declining. ' BTW: Gas prices always drop in Aug when millions of school buses hit the road. Supply & Demand

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US budget deficit rises 27% through JulyThe US budget deficit widened to $867 billion for the first 10 months of the fiscal year, an increase of 27% over this time last year, the Treasury Department reported Monday. What could go wrong when you have a person who can bankrupt a casino is running the country. Remember, the house is always supposed to win 😂 Best. Business. Man. Ever. Thank you, President Trump and the Republicans.

Higher gasoline prices, rent boost cost of living in July, CPI shows, but U.S. inflation still mildAmerican households paid more in July for goods and services such as gasoline and rent to nudge inflation higher, but not enough to arouse any worries or... Hey Fed, Rate Increase?!!

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The Trump administration's new immigration rules bring us all the way back to 1882'The benefit is long-term benefit, self-sufficiency is critical for the U.S. and American taxpayers going forward.' They want to keep a white majority ... and they think they can do that by changing the immigration laws. It’s just pathetic. 1882, huh? Quite fitting. Make America great again?

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