Consumer Price Index rises 0.4%

09/17/2009 | National Public Radio

The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent in August from the previous month, the Labor Department said Wednesday. Higher gasoline prices accounted for much of the increase. Core CPI, which does not include gasoline and food, increased 0.1% in that month. The trade deficit narrowed in August, meaning that fewer goods were being purchased from abroad.

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