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December consumer prices down the most in 6 years

Energy prices which fell 4.7% from Nov account for much of decline

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LIGHTER BURDEN: The consumer-price index dropped 0.4 per cent, the biggest decline since December 2008, after falling 0.3 per cent in November.

Washington

THE cost of living in the US declined in December by the most in six years, reflecting a plunge in energy costs that's keeping inflation from rising toward the Federal Reserve's goal.

The consumer-price index dropped 0.4 per cent, the biggest decline since December 2008

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