N.E. CPI up 1.5% from 2016, national CPI lags behind forecasts

CONSUMER-PRICE INDEX in New England rose 1.5 percent in June year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ BRENT LEWIN
CONSUMER-PRICE INDEX in New England rose 1.5 percent in June year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ BRENT LEWIN
NEW YORK - Little change in the United States cost of living in June signals inflation may take even longer to reach the Federal Reserve’s goal, a Labor Department report showed Friday. Highlights of national Consumer Price Index (June) Nationally, the consumer price index was unchanged in June (forecast was for 0.1 percent rise) following a 0.1…

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