Record Inflation Hits Pennsylvania

The Impact on Individuals and Business

 (AP) The cost last month of rent, food, cars and energy skyrocketed 7.5 percent year over year, a level of inflation Ameri­cans hadn’t seen in 40 years, the U.S. gov­ernment reported.
The consumer price index, which meas­ures the cost of core goods, climbed 7.5 percent in January over the year before, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report­ed Thursday.
The jump confirmed what everyday Americans already knew: prices on eve­rything from airfares to orange juice were going up faster than ...

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