Northeast CPI rises 1.5%, slower than national rate

THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased 1.5% year over year, led by a 4.6% increase in medical care CPI. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased 1.5% year over year, led by a 4.6% increase in medical care CPI. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index for the Northeast region of the United States increased 1.5% year over year, slower than the nation inflation increase of 1.7%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday. The CPI increase was led by a 4.6% increase in medical care CPI year over year and recreation CPI…

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