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Why Are Prices Falling As Wages Nudge Higher?03:46

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The Labor Department today reported that the Consumer Price Index, which measures how much Americans pay for various goods and services, fell in January from a year earlier, the first annual drop in five years. This comes as the economy is improving and wages are slowly growing. NPR's Marilyn Geewax joins Here & Now's to explain what's happening.


This segment aired on February 26, 2015.


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