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Meltdown 101: Health care, education costs rise

Source: Posted By: anny J...4061 days ago

For recession-weary Americans cutting back on household expenses, a new report on consumer prices offers a few hints: Eat in, not out; buy produce, not meat; and think about buying a new car instead of settling for that used jalopy.

Those examples of which costs are rising or falling come from Wednesday's Labor Department report on the Consumer Price Index, which showed 0.4 percent overall inflation _ mostly on a 9.1 percent spike in gasoline prices _ from July to August. Consumer prices fell....

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