Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.1 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Increases in the indices for shelter and for food were the main causes of the increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index, more than offsetting a decline in the energy index.
The all items index increased 2.3 percent for the 12 months ending February, a smaller increase than the 2.5-percent figure for the period ending January. www.bls.gov/cpi/