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Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%
Inflation remains tame as consumer prices edge up just 0.1%

Inflation remained in check last month with consumer prices edging up only slightly as low gasoline costs offset higher grocery store bills. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after dropping 0.2% the previous month, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The August decline was the first since April 2013 for the index, a closely followed measure of costs for a variety of products and services. September's increase was slightly better than expected by economists, who had forecast prices would remain unchanged last month. But the increase was small enough to keep inflation during the previous 12 months at 1.7%, the same as for the one-year period that ended in August,...

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