Stock Market Today: Stocks Struggle After CPI, Fed Minutes

The major indexes made modest moves after data showed a mixed picture on inflation and the Fed minutes hinted at another rate hike.

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The latest inflation data sparked a choppy session for stocks Wednesday, with all three major indexes ending in the red. 

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics gave a mixed picture on consumer price growth in March, as the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) slowed but core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, came in above what was seen in February. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.