Comments for: Gas prices push up inflation, could dent growth

Posted Sept. 16, 2012, at 5:54 p.m.

WASHINGTON — A jump in the cost of gasoline pushed U.S. consumer prices up in August at the fastest pace in more than three years and squeezed spending on other items, threatening to further slow the already sluggish economy. At the same time, production at the nation’s factories, mines and …

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