US inflation runs cooler than forecast, easing pressure on Fed

Used-car CPI dropped 0.4% YoY

A fuel pump fills a car tank at a gas station in Louisville, Kentucky.

Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

US inflation decelerated in July by more than expected, reflecting lower energy prices, which may take some pressure off the Federal Reserve to continue aggressively hiking interest rates. The consumer price index increased 8.5% from a year earlier, cooling from the 9.1% June advance that was the largest in four decades, Labor Department data showed […]

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