Consumer prices in U.S. fall 0.3%, first decline in a year

EMPLOYEES RING customers up at cash registers inside a Target Corp. store in Jersey City, N.J. The cost of living in the U.S. declined in March for the first time since February 2016, showing inflation is moving up only gradually, a Labor Department report showed Friday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
WASHINGTON - The cost of living in the U.S. declined in March for the first time since February 2016, showing inflation is moving up only gradually, a Labor Department report showed Friday. Key points The consumer-price index decreased 0.3 percent (forecast was unchanged) following a 0.1 percent advance the prior month. From a year earlier, prices…

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