Wall Street Journal (11/17/15) Anna Louie Sussman; Josh Mitchell
The consumer-price index increased a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in October from September, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Excluding the volatile energy and food components core prices rose 0.2%, the same as in September. Both measures matched the forecasts of economists polled by the Wall Street Journal.
Compared with a year earlier, overall prices increased 0.2%, largely restrained by a 17.1% year-to-year decline in energy prices. Core prices were up 1.9% from a year earlier.