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U.S. Consumer Prices Rise In Line With Estimates In September

Reflecting higher prices for gasoline and shelter, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. consumer prices rose in line with economist estimates in the month of September.

The Labor Department said its consumer price index climbed by 0.3 percent in September after edging up by 0.2 percent in August.

Excluding food and energy prices, the core consumer price index inched up by 0.1 percent in September after increasing by 0.3 percent in August. Economists had expected core prices to rise by 0.2 percent.

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