As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman reports on the growing rate of inflation and how Americans are dealing with the extra costs. According to the government's latest figures, prices made the biggest jump in any 12-month period since October 2008.

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Key Concepts

Inflation, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Purchasing Power, Cost-Push Inflation, Demand-Pull Inflation, Causes of Inflation

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