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US inflation eases to 8.5% in July as energy costs dip
Latesttalks | 11/08/2022 09:25 AM | Click to read full article
US inflation decelerated in July by more than expected, reflecting lower energy prices, which may take some pressure off the Federal Reserve to continue aggressively hiking interest rates.
The consumer price index increased 8. 5% from a year earlier, cooling from the 9. 1% June advance that was the largest in four decades, Labor Department data showed Wednesday. Prices were unchanged from the prior month.