U.S. inflation falls for 2nd straight month on lower gas costs

A CUSTOMER PUMPS gas into his vehicle at this Madison, Miss., Sam's Club. Sharply lower prices for gas and cheaper used cars slowed U.S. inflation in August for a second straight month, though many other items rose in price, indicating that inflation remains a heavy burden for American households. / ROGELIO V. SOLIS / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sharply lower prices for gas and cheaper used cars slowed U.S. inflation in August for a second straight month, though many other items rose in price, indicating that inflation remains a heavy burden for American households. Consumer prices surged 8.3% in August compared with a year earlier, the government said Tuesday. Though…

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