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Inflation firms as March cost of living rises

Increase in core consumer-price index reflects broad-based gains in rents, medical care, clothing and used vehicles

Washington

THE cost of living in the US excluding food and fuel rose 0.2 per cent in March for a third month, signalling that inflation is starting to firm.

The increase in the core consumer-price index reflected broad-based gains in rents, medical care, clothing and used vehicles...

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