Wholesale Inflation Surges 1.1% in March

USA Today reports:

The Labor Department reported Tuesday that wholesale prices rose 1.1% last month. That was the second biggest increase in the past 33 years. Analysts had been expecting a much more moderate 0.4% rise in wholesale prices.

Core inflation, which excludes energy and food, was more moderate last month, rising just 0.2%, down from a worrisome 0.5% rise in February.

For the past 12 months, wholesale prices are up 6.9% and core inflation is up 2.7%, the biggest year-over-year increase in nearly two years.

$4 dollar gas anyone?

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