U.S. Inflation Reaches 2.9% in June, Highest in 6 Years

Associated Press

With consumers and businesses spending more, trucking companies are struggling to hire enough workers to keep goods moving, which is boosting shipping prices, and could lift costs for consumers at the end.

Rents and car insurance prices both rose 0.3 percent in June.

New and used cars and medical care have also become more expensive, however, the prices of clothes and household furniture actually fell last month.