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Gas price plunge keeps wholesale inflation tame

USA Today -- Cheaper gas drove down a measure of wholesale prices in November for the second straight month, a sign inflation remains in check.

The producer price index, a closely watched measure of wholesale price trends, fell 0.8% last month. It's the steepest drop since May, the Labor Department said Thursday. That follows a 0.2% decline in October. The index measures the cost of goods before they reach the consumer.

Gas prices fell last month by the most in more than three years. Food prices, however, rose by the most in nearly two years, pushed higher by costlier beef and vegetables.

And the price of gasoline for consumers is expected to keep falling through year-end. In the past year, wholesale prices have increased 1.5%. That's the lowest annual pace in four months.



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Submitted Dec 14, 2012 By: aservant
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 4:51:56 AM

prices need to drop more. Esp. diesel hasn't budged a bit, while gas dropped about 35 to 40 cents.
boldrph
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 1:15:13 PM

topeka is at our lowest price since late december of 2011
Today 3.020 3.264
Yesterday 3.034 3.275
One Week Ago 3.102 3.355
One Month Ago 3.160 3.450
One Year Ago 3.121 3.263
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 1:18:25 AM

More good news. Keep it coming.
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:16:28 PM

if w could get 1% drop every other week, its 26 %.i'll take it
NorthglennBill
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:10:10 PM

Gasoline price will always effect inflation - usually effects it more in a bad way than in a good way.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:07:23 PM

Enjoy it while you can.
UpSol7
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:06:40 PM

funny how corn factors ini both, because of feed grain based ethanol beef costs more
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:05:05 PM

What goes down will go up.
oas
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:04:52 PM

I think plunge is too strong a word.
cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:02:17 PM

Ok.
bra0712
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:55:57 PM

got to love this economy
darkknight1
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:55:33 PM

Needs to drop more.
vibdata
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:55:07 PM

Ludicrous article. Inflation is horrid.
jorod55
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:54:20 PM

I'm watchin daily.

But I'm not holdin my breath.
Bus936
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:54:12 PM

Pump prices need to come down and STABILIZE.
benjy
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:53:35 PM

no doubt...
nimpy
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:53:11 PM

They will go back up
Marson
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:52:01 PM

Good news!
Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:52:00 PM

Keep those prices falling.
mrbee
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:51:43 PM

It will go back up.
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:51:26 PM

good start
kbierley
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:50:16 PM

For Now.....
rodzilla123
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:50:13 PM

Lets all just hope it keeps falling.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:47:39 PM

Just wait!!
gamalerin
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:46:21 PM

More bad news.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:46:01 PM

we'll all get it soon
Will Obama blame himself this term?
scubadaniel
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:43:50 PM

The government still wants us to pay the same as Europe.
REKEY
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:40:35 PM

Define tame!
WeasleyOC
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:39:12 PM

Just wait, Obummer will find a way to screw it up.
camel1
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:37:17 PM

ok
CCLighthouse
Champion Author Hartford

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:34:34 PM

Food prices here are still going up even though we have had some fuel price drop. : (
hank1326
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:28:28 PM

Over $50 to fill up the tank is no bargain.
MRED3
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:28:01 PM

Food Prices are still going up.
BREW9
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:26:14 PM

good
jackster111
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:24:28 PM

okay nice
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:23:19 PM

Good it should be in freefall.
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:23:04 PM

Ok, I hope it keeps going down
bpj13
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:18:33 PM

It all evens out. When one price drop on something another goes up.
seahawks
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:16:18 PM

but wait until next summer driving season!!!
Spankster85
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:16:09 PM

Keep those prices falling.
JimVP
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:13:06 PM

Not too long ago these prices were considered expensive.
Dragnet
Champion Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:12:26 PM

Just another mind-bending story to buffalo the public. Price drop isn't happening nationwide.
barbs24
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:11:29 PM

It's time - and timely.
fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:11:25 PM

Let's pray that prices continue to go down on gas for our vehicles.But i wouldn't hold my breath after nobama is the next president.
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:01:27 PM

Hmmm...
wulf2000
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:57:54 PM

The price of food is going up.

The writer of this article is wrong.
Blue48
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:56:19 PM

KEEP DROPPING!
pgerassi
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:55:19 PM

People only think of what went up, not what stayed the same or dropped. Food is higher due to greed of the CIF issuers and their buddies.
suzmar
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:50:21 PM

How come big jumps in the price of gasoline does not translate to higher inflation. According the fed we don't have an inflation problem, even when gasoline was about $4.00 a gallon.
gwill76
All-Star Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:49:07 PM

Less than ONE percent is NOT a plunge....
exilion
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:47:01 PM

Plunge? I'd say decline.
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