I get a Bloomberg email report daily. I thought I would pass this on to everyone for you basic info. Inflation May Be 2002 Surprise, Some Economists Say Washington: Theresa Liaw is paying 41 percent more for insurance on her home in San Antonio than she did in 2001. Gasoline at Mary Jo Keffer's filling station in Winnebago County, Illinois, has risen 30 percent since January. ``It's scary, but everything is going up,'' said Lea Ann Ryder of Plentywood, Montana, who is paying 4 percent more for her daughter Michaela's tuition at Oregon's Pacific University than she did last year. Those rising costs help explain why some economists predict inflation in the U.S. may accelerate this year, with consumer prices climbing at an annual rate of 3 to 3.5 percent by the fourth quarter, well above prevailing forecasts. Consumer prices last rose that fast for a year in 1990. The Labor Department reported today that producer prices climbed 1 percent in March because of soaring oil costs. It was the biggest increase in 14 months, adding to evidence inflation pressures may be growing. Core producer prices excluding food and energy rose 0.1 percent, the first increase since November.