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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke doesn’t say “core inflation” anymore, at least not in public. Core inflation, as the Wall Street Journal explains, refers to price increases excluding food and energy prices – an important predictor of inflation in the medium-term as broader prices necessarily rise when gas and food does. But the term infuriated the Fed’s critics, particularly on the Hill, so Bernanke has eradicated the term from his public vocabulary.

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