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Article-- Lawmakers are considering changes in how inflation is measured-- thus making it look slower than it currently does.

"As part of the current deficit-reduction talks, White House officials and Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle are advocating changes to the way inflation is calculated. The little-noticed proposal advocates measuring inflation with the "chained consumer price index," a metric that would likely make inflation look slower than the current measurement does."

http://finance.yahoo.com/retirement/article/113133/smaller-r...

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By Catey Hill