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Tuesday's inflation report just confirmed 3 of the biggest business trends in the US

Inflation tells you a lot about the broader economy, but it can also shine a light on big specific industry trends in the US. Tuesday's CPI number was no different, as it not only showed pricing pressures building in the economy but also provided insight on the state of three huge American industries: the food industry, the healthcare industry, and the auto industry. While they are not particularly revelatory, the CPI data do provide a clear macro-level view of the larger forces impacting the performance of these businesses.
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