excludes volatile energy

WASHINGTON | US consumer prices increased 0.3 percent in October

WASHINGTON  — Consumer prices climbed 0.3 percent in October, with higher prices for gasoline, used autos and housing contributing to the increase. The Labor Department said Wednesday that this measure of inflation has jumped 2.5 percent over the past 12 months. Adjusted for rising prices, average weekly wages have improved 0.9 percent this year. That’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US consumer prices increased 0.3 percent in October

WASHINGTON | US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON— Consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September as energy prices retreated after a big gain in August. The Labor Department said Thursday that the September gain in its closely watched consumer price index followed a 0.2 percent rise in August. It was the smallest monthly gain since June. Inflation has been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September