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CPI and PCE: Two Measures of Inflation and Fed Policy

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The BEA's Core Personal Consumption Expenditures Chain-type Price Index for January, released last week, shows that core inflation is below the Federal Reserve's 2% long-term target at 1.53%. The January Core Consumer Price Index release is currently lower, at 1.41%. The Fed is on record as using Core PCE data as its primary inflation gauge.

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The BEA's Core Personal Consumption Expenditures Chain-type Price Index for January, released last week, shows that core inflation is below the Federal Reserve's 2% long-term target at 1.53%. The January Core Consumer Price Index release is currently lower, at 1.41%. The Fed is on record as using Core PCE data as its primary inflation gauge.

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