U.S. producer prices increase for first time in 3 months

THE UNITED STATES producer-price index increased 2.6 percent year over year in September. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
THE UNITED STATES producer-price index increased 2.6 percent year over year in September. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
NEW YORK - United States producer prices rose for the first time in three months amid a surge in gauges reflecting airfares and rail-transportation costs, a Labor Department report showed Wednesday in Washington. Highlights of producer prices (September) Producer-price index rose 0.2 percent month to month (matching estimate) after a 0.1 percent drop in prior…

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