Wholesale prices in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in September on lower fuel costs, a sign inflation remains muted and the Federal Reserve has leeway to keep borrowing costs low as the economy recovers.
The 0.6 percent decrease in prices paid to factories, farmers and other producers was the second drop in three months and followed a 1.7 percent rise in August, the Labor Department said today in Washington. Excluding food and fuel, so-called core prices declined 0.1 percent.
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