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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 3:51:56 AM

prices need to drop more. Esp. diesel hasn't budged a bit, while gas dropped about 35 to 40 cents.
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 12:15:13 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
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 12:18:25 AM

More good news. Keep it coming.
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mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:16:28 PM

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

Gasoline price will always effect inflation - usually effects it more in a bad way than in a good way.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:07:23 PM

Enjoy it while you can.
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UpSol7
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:06:40 PM

funny how corn factors ini both, because of feed grain based ethanol beef costs more
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:05:05 PM

What goes down will go up.
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oas
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:04:52 PM

I think plunge is too strong a word.
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:02:17 PM

Ok.
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bra0712
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:55:57 PM

got to love this economy
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darkknight1
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:55:33 PM

Needs to drop more.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:55:07 PM

Ludicrous article. Inflation is horrid.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:54:20 PM

I'm watchin daily.

But I'm not holdin my breath.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:54:12 PM

Pump prices need to come down and STABILIZE.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:53:35 PM

no doubt...
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:53:11 PM

They will go back up
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:52:01 PM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:52:00 PM

Keep those prices falling.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:51:43 PM

It will go back up.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:51:26 PM

good start
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:50:16 PM

For Now.....
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rodzilla123
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:50:13 PM

Lets all just hope it keeps falling.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:47:39 PM

Just wait!!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:46:21 PM

More bad news.
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:46:01 PM

we'll all get it soon
Will Obama blame himself this term?
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:43:50 PM

The government still wants us to pay the same as Europe.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:40:35 PM

Define tame!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:39:12 PM

Just wait, Obummer will find a way to screw it up.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:37:17 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:34:34 PM

Food prices here are still going up even though we have had some fuel price drop. : (
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hank1326
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:28:28 PM

Over $50 to fill up the tank is no bargain.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:28:01 PM

Food Prices are still going up.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:26:14 PM

good
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:24:28 PM

okay nice
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:23:19 PM

Good it should be in freefall.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:23:04 PM

Ok, I hope it keeps going down
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bpj13
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:18:33 PM

It all evens out. When one price drop on something another goes up.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:16:18 PM

but wait until next summer driving season!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:16:09 PM

Keep those prices falling.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:13:06 PM

Not too long ago these prices were considered expensive.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:12:26 PM

Just another mind-bending story to buffalo the public. Price drop isn't happening nationwide.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:11:29 PM

It's time - and timely.
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:11:25 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.
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wayoung56
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:01:27 PM

Hmmm...
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wulf2000
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 8:57:54 PM

The price of food is going up.

The writer of this article is wrong.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 8:56:19 PM

KEEP DROPPING!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 8:55:19 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.
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suzmar
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 8:50:21 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.
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gwill76
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 8:49:07 PM

Less than ONE percent is NOT a plunge....
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