Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years.
By Howard Pousner
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
No, it's not just you. Prices are indeed going up.
Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. The Producer Price Index rose a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent in February, the Labor Department said Wednesday, double January's .8 percent rise.
At a glance, here is how Atlantans are feeling the pain:
3.9 percent -- rise in food prices, the biggest gain since November 1974.
48.7 percent -- increase in vegetable costs, with meat and dairy also rising.
3.3 percent -- rise in energy prices.
13.7 percent -- increase in gasoline prices ($3.56 a gallon on Tuesday, up 43 cents from January).
1 percent -- rise in apparel costs, the most in 21 years.
A Lawrenceville pastor wants his congregation to know the good news about the Gospel of Mark. Dean Sweetman, senior pastor of the C3 Church, has challenged his members and anyone else interested to read the New Testament book in its entirety over the next year and post Instagram photos of their notes.