Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Another Example

You'll most often find that the historical superlative is used in financial contexts when the big, scary numbers really make it ominous.

Inflation Rate Is Worst in 17 Years

Wednesday January 16, 9:01 am ET
By Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Higher costs for energy and food last year pushed inflation up by the largest amount in 17 years, even though prices generally remained tame outside of those two areas.

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