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Inflation rose 3.7% in August as consumer prices heat up again

Posted on AllSides September 13th, 2023
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The Labor Department said Wednesday that the consumer price index, a broad measure of the price for everyday goods including gasoline, groceries and rents, rose 0.6% in August from the previous month, in line with estimates. 

Prices climbed 3.7% from the same time last year, up from 3.2% in July. It marked the second acceleration in the headline figure in more than a year, underscoring the challenge in taming high inflation.

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