US Wholesale Prices

February 20, 2013 - 11:30 AM
In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 photo, shipping containers are shown stacked at the Port of Miami in Miami. More expensive food and soda helped drive up a measure of U.S. wholesale prices in January, though overall, inflation stayed tame. The Labor Department says the producer price index increased 0.2 percent last month, the first increase since September. The index measures the cost of goods before they reach consumers. Food prices jumped 0.7 percent, after a steep decline in December. Gasoline and other energy prices fell. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)