U.S. consumer prices maintain gains on rising housing, healthcare costs
WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices
increased for a fourth straight month in June as Americans paid
more for housing, gasoline and healthcare, pointing to steadily
rising inflation pressures.
The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price
Index rose 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in May.
In the 12 months through June, the CPI advanced 1.0 percent,
matching May's increase.
The year-on-year increase is below the 1.7 percent average Continued...