December CPI Data Shows Inflation Continues to Run Hot

CPI rose 7% from a year prior in December, showing that inflation has continued to increase at its fastest pace since June 1982. Consumers are feeling the pressure when it comes to food, apparel, and used car prices, but got some relief in December as energy prices ticked slightly lower month-over-month. How will this ongoing inflation streak impact U.S. monetary policy as the Federal Reserve says it's prepared to implement aggressive tactics like raising interest rates? John Leer, Chief Economist at Morning Consult, joins Cheddar News' Closing Bell to discuss December's CPI data, what it means for consumers, how the Federal Reserve can help limit inflation, and more.
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