Northeast CPI rises 1.2% Y/Y in February, slower than national growth

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast grew at a slower rate in February compared with the national rate. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast increased 1.2% year over year in February, slower than the national rate of 1.7%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. Price growth in the region was offset by declines in apparel and transportation costs. Food and beverage prices in the Northeast increased 2.9% year over …

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