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The Consumer Price Index tracks the average price change over time for a "basket"  of goods and services. The CPI takes into account things like food, transportation and health care. If the CPI goes up, that's considered an indication that the inflation rate is rising. But when the Federal Reserve calculates the inflation rate, it relies on something called the core PCE, the personal consumption expenditures price index. Why use a different measure? 

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(U.S. Edition) Wednesday was a rough day for Wall Street, with markets dropping across the board. To shed some light on what’s happening is Michael Hewson, market analyst with CMC Markets. Also, earnings season is coming up, and big banks are expected to report their earnings on Friday. Marketplace’s Justin Ho shares more. Then, we look into the issue affecting people 50 years of age and older: hunger.

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Floridians who rode out Hurricane Michael are waking up to view the devastation that has been left behind. Panama City resident Vance Beu (ph) described the experience as this massive storm came through.

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OK. Kareem mentioned President Trump's relationship with Saudi Arabia. Speaking of that, the president is vowing to, quote, "get to the bottom of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi." This is the president speaking yesterday.

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