WASHINGTON | US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September
WASHINGTON— Consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September as energy prices retreated after a big gain in August.
The Labor Department said Thursday that the September gain in its closely watched consumer price index followed a 0.2 percent rise in August. It was the smallest monthly gain since June.
Inflation has been on a slight rise this year after a prolonged stretch when prices kept falling below the 2 percent target set by the Federal Reserve.