U.S. Consumer Prices In May Rise

U.S. Consumer Prices In May Rise

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A customer pushes a cart of lumber at a Home Depot Inc. store in Peoria, Illinois. Consumer prices in the world’s largest economy rose 0.4 percent in May from April, when they gained 0.3 percent. The pace exceeded the 0.2 percent rate predicted by economists. Excluding volatile food and energy prices, the gain was the largest in almost three years.