China Data Show Weaker Start to 2013 as U.S. Economy Strengthens

China Data Show Weaker Start to 2013 as U.S. Economy Strengthens

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A man rides a tricycle past stores in the Wangfujing shopping district of Beijing. Consumer prices climbed a more-than-estimated 3.2 percent in February from a year earlier. Standard Chartered Plc estimates inflation will average 4 percent this year, compared with the government’s target of 3.5 percent.