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U.S. Producer Prices Rose in September on Food, Fuel

Wholesale costs in the U.S. for goods other than food and energy rose in September for a second month at a pace that suggests limited demand is restraining inflation.

The so-called core producer price index increased 0.1 percent last month, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. Including volatile food and energy costs, wholesale prices rose 0.4 percent, exceeding the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey of economists.