The government will issue its October report on consumer prices on Thursday. In September, consumer prices rose 0.6 percent. That gain reflected the big jump in gas prices. Excluding food and energy costs, consumer prices inched up just 0.1 percent in September.The 0.2 percent rise in food prices at the wholesale level in September was the smallest change since prices dropped for two months in April and May. In June, July and August, prices showed larger gains, reflecting in part this year's severe drought in the Midwest.
Ahead Of The Bell: US Wholesale Inflation
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