U.S. consumer prices maintain gains on rising housing, healthcare costs

Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:37am EDT
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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...

The milk section of a grocery store is pictured in Los Angeles April 7, 2011.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni