BLS: Northeast CPI rises slower than U.S. city average in Jan.

THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased slower than the national city average but outpaced the country in CPI increases in fuels and utilities in January. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased slower than the national city average but outpaced the country in CPI increases in fuels and utilities in January. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
PROVIDENCE – The Northeast consumer price index rose 1.6 percent year over year to 262.19 in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The United States city average CPI increased 2.1 percent in that time. The basis of the CPI score is that prices were considered to be ranked as 100 in 1977.…
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