Wall Street Journal (10/15/15) David Harrison; Eric Morath
The consumer-price index declined a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in September from a month earlier, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Excluding the energy and food categories, core prices increased 0.2%. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast prices would decline 0.2% and core price would increase 0.1%.
Overall prices were flat compared with a year ago. Core prices rose 1.9% from a year ago.