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More Expensive Gas Pushes Up US Wholesale Prices

Elite Daily -- Higher gas costs drove U.S. wholesale prices up last month. But excluding the big jump in gas, inflation was mostly tame. The Labor Department said Thursday that the producer price index rose 0.4 percent in February. Food prices declined to offset some of the increase in energy costs.

Oil and gas prices have surged since the beginning of the year. The average retail price for a gallon of gas was $3.81 on Wednesday, according to AAA. That’s 50 cents higher than a month ago.

The Fed highlighted the increase in gas prices on Tuesday after its one-day policy meeting. Policymakers said they expect rising energy prices to temporarily raise inflation.

The Fed also repeated its plan to keep its benchmark interest rate near zero until at least 2014, a sign that it is not concerned about out-of-c


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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 1:49:21 AM

More Expensive Gas Pushes Up US Wholesale Prices and many other things are more expensive because of it. Expensive Gas? - the current economy has a much harder time recovering, food costs are up, good and services cost more, along with many other things and items costing more.
We are stuck four more years with this mess before any kind of recovery will begin to happen and some kind of sanity can return to the federal government.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
blupupher
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 8:17:12 AM

yup
remay
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:54:02 AM

Again and again and again...
bby
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1:25:48 AM

Ok
Zing20
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1:17:12 AM

Prices are going up & up.
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1:04:35 AM

Interesting article, thanks for posing!
ican2step
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:53:27 AM

Okay
vibdata
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:37:13 AM

Hey. I bet it is pushing up the RETAIL prices as well. How come it costs $4.00 for a gallon of milk??? Soon....
CVA19
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:26:05 AM

All part of Obama's plan to help the middle class.

Right.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:21:48 AM

No doubt.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:20:51 AM

crooks
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:20:09 AM

Inflation at Work
regout
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:17:54 AM

No surprise about this more the oil is high more all products will cost more.
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:15:32 AM

I hope we are not surprised as this will continue to happen as things improve.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:15:09 AM

crooks
litoand
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:15:07 AM

Up & down .......
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:14:33 AM

imagine that
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:13:47 AM

Go figure.
Nshmidt
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:13:43 AM

I see money money money...
leaving my pocket.
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:07:50 AM

Yes, as cost of fuel and thus transportation and mfg goes up, so does everything else.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:07:36 AM

Nothing but Greed!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:07:13 AM

Brilliant observation, Mr. Watson.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:06:14 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:04:54 AM

greed lives !!!
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:04:27 AM

Well? You voted for that bum and this is your prize.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:04:08 AM

what?
Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:03:29 AM

Gas prices are out of site, time o start riding the bus again
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:00:31 AM

Speculators be cursed!!
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:00:19 AM

Soon folks will be parking their cars, not filling prescriptions, or not eating right just to survive the Obama presidency.
cnw 1690
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:59:17 PM

Anyone want to place bets on gas at $4.50+ by Memorial day?
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:54:44 PM

So much for the predictions that gas prices were going down, eh?
bbigred
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:53:24 PM

Oil speculators need to be eliminated from this oil pricing system...way too much power
JCClark2012
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:51:41 PM

This rising gas prices are drowning everyone.

[Edited by: JCClark2012 at 2/14/2013 11:52:31 PM EST]
Wild_cat
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:51:22 PM

Thank you, Obama!
amearly
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:46:35 PM

I see there pusing for 4.00 dollars as the price on the market jump 9 cent today which means a 20 + jump at the pumps this will really help the consumer.
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:46:01 PM

It is putting a drag on our economy that will eventually show up in the economic numbers.
grt197
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:44:08 PM

here is more expensive
SavALot
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:43:53 PM

rising gas prices aren't helping anyone
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:43:51 PM

No long term economic recovery as long as fuel prices keep increasing.
jorod55
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:43:29 PM

And now the excuse of the day...
heydano67
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:41:39 PM

ouch
Nshmidt
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:40:28 PM

up up and up
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:38:28 PM

shocked
wbpprint
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:36:54 PM

Unlike King Midas who everything he touched turned to gold, everything Obama touches turns into, well it is not hit. He is ruining the economy and our way of like at every turn. I guess that is what he meant by "change"
drz614
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:31:25 PM

lol, inflation was tame... anyone been to the grocery store or gas station lately?
mstearno
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:26:04 PM

it's all bad politics
let the free market be free
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:25:02 PM

And it's all politics.
Lizzylou
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:24:06 PM

NOT SURPRISED
abacus44
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:19:03 PM

OK
NO_SWEAT
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:17:23 PM

So normal - getting ripped off everyday.
The_DR
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:17:18 PM

Really?
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