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U.S. consumer prices slow as gasoline falls, rents moderate

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By Lucia MutikaniWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer price growth slowed in February amid a decline in gasoline prices and a moderation in the cost of rental accommodation, the latest indication that an anticipated pickup in inflation probably will be only gradual.The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index rose 0.2 percent last month after jumping 0.5 percent in January. In the 12 months through February, the CPI rose 2.2 percent, up from 2.1 percent in January as the weak reading from last year dropped from the calculation. Excluding the volatile food and energy ...

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:02 IST
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