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Meat, poultry, fish and eggs prices up 11.9% In October from a year earlier, the price of beef rose 20.1% and the price of pork increased by 14.1%, the fastest increase since December 1990, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. said On Wednesday, it said the consumer price growth index rose 6.2% – higher than expected – which adds to concerns that inflation will last longer than expected.

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In October, the consumer price index rose 0.9% from the previous month, or a 6.2% year-over-year gain – the highest since December 1990.

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Be expected The CPI has jumped 0.6%, or a 5.9% increase from the previous year in October.

The CPI index, which is issued monthly, measures changes in the cost of living and is often used to measure inflation.

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