Ris­ing costs?

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - STOCKS -

Higher gaso­line and hous­ing costs are driv­ing prices higher over­all for U.S. con­sumers. The con­sumer price in­dex, which mea­sures in­fla­tion at the con­sumer level, rose 0.4 per­cent in Au­gust, the big­gest in­crease in seven months. Econ­o­mists project that price hikes ac­cel­er­ated last month by 0.6 per­cent. The La­bor Depart­ment de­liv­ers its Septem­ber snap­shot of con­sumer prices to­day.

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