Inflation rises 5.4% from year ago, matching 13-year high

CONSUMER PRICES rose 0.4% last month, slightly higher than August’s gain and pushing annual inflation back to the highest increase in 13 years. The consumer price index rose 5.4% in September. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
WASHINGTON (AP) – Another surge in consumer prices in September sent inflation to 5.4% from a year ago, matching the highest such rate since 2008 as tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc. Nationally, consumer prices rose 0.4% in September from August as supply chain disruptions kept many goods scarce. The costs of new…

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