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. Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame.Meanwhile, our national embarrassment goes out on a limb with his NCAA picks by selecting all four No. 1 seeds, tantamount to voting present.
The Labor Department says the Producer Price Index rose a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent in February, double the 0.8 percent rise in the previous month. Outside of food and energy costs, the core index ticked up 0.2 percent, less than January's 0.5 percent rise.
Food prices soared 3.9 percent last month, the biggest gain since November 1974.
March Madness is back at the White House, and President Barack Obama is picking the top seeds to advance to the Final Four.He also picked all the No. 1 seeds in the women's bracket.
For the third straight year, Obama has filled out an NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN. He says Duke, Kansas, Ohio State and Pittsburgh will make the men's Final Four.
Obama predicts Baylor, UConn, Stanford and Tennessee will advance in the women's tournament.
Way to go out on a limb, champ.