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Higher gas, housing costs lift US consumer prices 0.4 pct.<
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER<
AP Economics Writer<
WASHINGTON (AP) - Higher gas and housing costs boosted U.S. consumer prices 0.4 percent in August, the most in seven months. The increase suggests inflation could be picking up, but the figures may have been distorted by Hurricane Harvey.
The Labor Department says consumer prices climbed 1.9 percent last month compared with a year earlier, up from an annual ...