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The PPI Is Not Just Another Boring Acronym

The PPI Is Not Just Another Boring Acronym

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I know, I know. PCP is sexier, PPOs you had to learn, and PBR — well, that's just vital. But I swear, the Producer Price Index is something that you ought to be paying attention to — it's the number which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer (er... your wallet). Bad news — that number is the highest it's been in twenty-seven years. Adam Davidson, our intrepid Econonaut, is going to explain this particular economic term — and why manufacturers are having such a hard time balancing between passing costs on, and absorbing them. If you're in a business that's having that particular struggle — let us know — or, what have you noticed a price bump in (besides of course, oil)?

The Econonaut is out for the next two weeks — but we want to spend that time collecting the questions that you have about the economy. What don't you understand? Post 'em here.

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