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Wholesale prices continue drop

Wholesale prices fell for a fourth straight month in February as a decline in food prices offset an increase in gasoline prices. The Labor Department said Friday its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers, dropped ...

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More expensive gas pushes up wholesale prices

WASHINGTON — A sharp rise in gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices last month by the most in more than three years. But outside energy and food, price gains were mild. The producer price index, which measures price changes before ...

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Higher retail spending lifts hopes for economy

WASHINGTON — Americans increased their retail spending in July by the most in five months, opening their wallets after a frugal spring and offering hope that the slumping economy may rebound in the second half of the year. Retail spending ...

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Wholesale prices rise 0.1 percent in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices rose only slightly last month, as higher costs for food and pickup trucks offset another drop in energy prices. But overall inflation stayed mild, leaving the Federal Reserve room to take steps to boost the ...

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Cheaper gas drives wholesale price index lower

WASHINGTON — A big decline in gas and energy costs drove a measure of U.S. wholesale prices lower in April. Outside that drop, prices barely rose. The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index dropped 0.2 percent last ...

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