U.S. inflation remains contained amid Fed patience on rates

IN JANUARY, the so-called core consumer price index rose 0.2 percent from the prior month and 2.2 percent from a year earlier. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
IN JANUARY, the so-called core consumer price index rose 0.2 percent from the prior month and 2.2 percent from a year earlier. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
NEW YORK - A key measure of United States inflation was little changed in January while the broader gauge slowed on lower energy costs, underscoring the Federal Reserve’s recent decision to be patient on raising interest rates. Excluding food and energy, the so-called core consumer price index rose 0.2 percent from the prior month and 2.2…

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