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Inflation highest in more than three years--Longer-term inflation rate shows stability (??)
muktware.com ^ | March 15, 2013, 9:44 a.m. EDT | Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch

Posted on 03/15/2013 11:26:37 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Led by an expected surge in gasoline prices, consumer prices rose in February at the fastest pace in more than three years, though longer-term trends show stability, according to data reported Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

U.S. consumer prices rose 0.7% in February for the largest gain since June 2009. Gasoline prices rose 9.1%, also making the largest jump since June 2009, and accounted for almost three-fourths of February’s gain in the consumer price index. The broader price category for energy increased 5.4%.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy

1 posted on 03/15/2013 11:26:37 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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