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Consumer prices rise just 0.1 pct. in August

WASHINGTON — U.S consumer prices barely rose last month, the latest sign that slow economic growth is keeping inflation tame. The consumer price index increased just 0.1 percent in August, the Labor Department said Tuesday, after a 0.2 percent increase ...

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Retail sales rise slight 0.2 percent in August

WASHINGTON — Americans boosted their spending at retail businesses only modestly in August, indicating that economic growth remains sluggish. Consumers bought more cars, furniture and electronics last month but held back on most other purchases. Spending at retail businesses rose ...

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Fed survey finds economy growing moderately

WASHINGTON — Economic growth held steady across the United States from July through late August, as Americans bought more cars and homes and auto factories added workers. A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday showed that all 12 of the Fed’s ...

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