Northeast CPI rises 2.3% in October

THE NORTHEAST CPI rose 1.7 percent year over year in December. Among the products that saw significant increases was piped utility gas, which rose in price 4.7 percent over the year. By comparison, motor fuel in the Northeast declined 0.5 percent in price over the year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VINCENT MUNDY
THE NORTHEAST CPI rose 1.7 percent year over year in December. Among the products that saw significant increases was piped utility gas, which rose in price 4.7 percent over the year. By comparison, motor fuel in the Northeast declined 0.5 percent in price over the year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VINCENT MUNDY
PROVIDENCE – The Northeast consumer price index increased 2.3 percent year over year, 0.2 percentage points lower than the average U.S. city growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The largest year-over-year price increases in the Northeast were motor fuel and gasoline, which increased 12.2 percent, energy, which increased 9.1 percent, and fuels…

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