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greshams

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:04:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services fell in May, offering evidence that inflation is mild.

The producer price index, which measures the cost of goods and services before they reach the consumer, dropped 0.2 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The decline was driven lower by cheaper food and gas, and follows two months of strong gains that had suggested inflation might be perking up after being dormant for two years.

In the past 12 months, producer prices have risen 2 percent, matching the Federal Reserve's inflation target. That's down from an annual gain of 2.1 percent in April.

"The underlying details of the report suggest that producer price inflation is still fairly contained despite the big increases in the last few mon
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 11:45:58 PM

Producer price changes of 0.2% will mean better margins instead of price declines for the consumer. Increases, however, will be passed on immediately.
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dbellie
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 9:38:07 PM

REALLY
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bston
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 2:03:02 PM

No cheaper gas here!
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 8:21:46 AM

Where, not here?
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scu227
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 8:08:42 AM

I ave not seen any lower prices !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 6:05:30 AM

What are they smoking.
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UncleRevs
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 2:42:17 AM

Cheaper food? Really? And we trust the government bean counters? I don't.
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mwg6275
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 1:21:24 AM

Gas prices going up. Won't last long.
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Raider44
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 1:05:07 AM

complete B/S.
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:26:07 AM

where is it at ?
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pgerassi
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:17:54 AM

Where is this cheaper food & gas? Prices here have gone up. Milk used to be $2.79/gal and is $3.39 now.
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Burger09
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:15:30 AM

Where do I find this "cheaper gas, food"???
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oldred11
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:12:54 AM

I have seen NO evidence of cheaper gas and food in Central Indiana.
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Glock26
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:12:27 AM

One hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing!
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:18:24 PM

Not here.
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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:28:28 PM

...and a different story in each month after that.
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CheapDiesel
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:29:03 PM

Is this supposed to be a lame attempt at comedy?
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mattpolska
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:16:10 PM

man you americans only know how to complain about gas prices but all drive your v8s you are a net importer of gasoline yet complain. Canadians are screwed every day by our price of gas and considering we produce 1million more barrels then we use. Our prices are high as hell but canadians dont by trucks and other v8s like they used its to expensive we look at the future unlike americans look just ahead
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:54:09 PM

Where?
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:31:42 PM

Not true.
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:31:38 PM

Oh you such a comedian, Tell me another one.
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bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 5:54:52 PM

WHERE? Up 7¢ mere last week.
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:45:45 PM

Where are these lower prices at?
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:16:34 PM

Gas has not dropped here for months.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:09:52 PM

Enjoy it while it lasts.
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TucsonC
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:00:01 PM

Not for long.
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twinfanMN
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:40:25 PM

Been to the grocery store lately? Food prices are definitely not down
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streetdesign
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:33:48 PM

Price for most things are up so I question the accuracy of the report.
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BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:37:15 PM


What planet is this ??

where ever this is happening I surely would like to know ?
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Raider44
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:13:47 PM

where in the hell is this data coming from?
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wd250
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:04:45 PM

Gov.thinks we are all STUPID
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labbie
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:57:24 AM

The Dept. of Labor lies.
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:49:41 AM

I'm not seeing cheaper fuel or food prices.
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:49:04 AM

Where? Everytime I turn around gas prices are going up. Typically after they settle a little from their previous spike, they spike again. I find this story to be questionable.
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outdoortechie
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:47:28 AM

Diesel taxes are higher than gas taxes, another invisible tax to consumers, as trucking pass their cost along and increase the prices.

In any case, gas prices have been creeping up here. I miss those days of $1.85/gal gas in January 2009, before Obummer seized control through deception.
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lin95688
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:42:57 AM

Cash is king
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:39:51 AM

Not in Canada. We've got record-high gas prices in Toronto yesterday and today.
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:22:56 AM

Labor Department cooking the books.
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BeaconLite
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:22:11 AM

Guess what!! it's going back up.
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Pozole
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:11:39 AM

...WHAT ? ? ? ?...
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bills299
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:01:49 AM

I don't know where they get their information!
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:46:59 AM

Cheaper gas did you say? Sorry, I missed that, I must've been blinking.
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:45:41 AM

Cheaper gas? Is this April Fool's Day?
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DLCarpernet
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:42:56 AM

Cheaper gas . . . ? Where?
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dfd1983
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:39:26 AM

hmm
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NotTom
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:32:34 AM

ok
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ep3guy
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:31:45 AM

Yeah they just keep getting higher and why?
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mamaontheroad
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:26:54 AM

cheaper? not here ......
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naspa
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:14:12 AM

The writer of this post might be smoking something. The cost of fuel is almost at the highest in 20 years.
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rjojo40AL
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:09:41 AM

I for one find this more of a lie and Very Tall Tale.
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johnpuh
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:03:39 AM

Neither gas nor food prices are down here.
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