Higher Oil Prices Drive Up US Import Costs
From Fox News
Prices paid by U.S. importers rose in February for the second straight month, pushed up by higher oil prices.
The Labor Department says import prices rose 1.1 percent in February after a 0.6 percent gain the previous month. Fuel imports jumped 4.9 percent. Excluding fuel, import prices were flat.
Low import costs have helped hold down U.S. inflation. Even with the last two months of increases in oil costs, import prices have fallen 0.3 percent in the 12 months ending in February.
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