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U.S. Consumer Prices Jump Most Since 2009, Outpacing Estimates

  • CPI climbs 0.8%, while core gauge rises most since 1982
  • Costs of hotel stays, used cars and airfares post record gains
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Inflation Hotter Than Expected as Consumer Prices Surge
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U.S. consumer prices climbed in April by the most since 2009, topping forecasts and intensifying the already-heated debate about how long inflationary pressures will last.