Inflation climbs at fastest pace in nearly 40 years

Inflation surged to its highest level in nearly four decades in 2021. The Consumer Price Index increased by 0.5% in December, for a total annual increase of 7%. CBS News senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang and CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane join CBSN to discuss the Biden administration's plans to combat inflation and what it means for Americans moving forward. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service. Subscribe to the CBS News YouTube channel:​
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