Consumer Price Index

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m.

Consumer prices likely rose by 0.4% in August, says the median forecast of economists surveyed by MMS International, a unit of McGraw-Hill Inc. Higher energy costs led the increase, which would be the largest gain in 18 months. Excluding food and energy, prices likely increased 0.3%. In July, consumer prices rose 0.3% total, and 0.2% excluding food and fuel.

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