AP Economics Writer
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US Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Mark Since Pandemic Began
Consumer sentiment is expected to keep rising in coming months which will provide more support for consumer spending.
Jun 29th, 2021
Higher Food Costs Lead Rise in April Wholesale Prices
The 0.6 percent increase in the producer price index was double the gain that economists had been forecasting.
May 13th, 2021
November Consumer Prices Rise 0.2%
A rise in the cost of energy and a number of other goods offset a drop in food costs.
Dec 10th, 2020
Wholesale Prices Up 0.3% as Food Costs Jump
Food costs rose 2.4 percent, the biggest increase since a 5.6 percent surge in May that was tied to shortages caused by the pandemic.
Nov 13th, 2020
September US Wholesale Prices up 0.4% Amid Higher Food Prices
It reflected in part a 1.2 percent increase in food costs, the sharpest rise since a 5.6 percent spike in May when many food plants were shut down.
Oct 14th, 2020
US Wholesale Prices Up 0.3% in August Amid Lower Food Costs
The latest producer price index — which measures inflation before it reaches consumers — followed a 0.6% surge in July.
Sep 10th, 2020
May Wholesale Prices Rose 0.4%
The increase followed three straight months of decline.
Jun 11th, 2020