ENERGIZED INFLATION: Higher energy costs pushed U.S. wholesale prices up 0.3 percent last month. Energy prices climbed in late August as tensions rose over Syria, accounting for two-thirds of the monthly increase in wholesale prices. More expensive vegetables and chicken lifted food prices 0.6 percent in August from July.
TAMER UNDERLYING TREND: The Labor Department said that wholesale prices were steady excluding volatile food and energy costs. They were up 1.1 percent over the past year, smallest gain since June 2010 and another sign that inflation remains under control.
FED NOTE: The Federal Reserve, which meets next week, closely monitors wholesale and consumer prices, determined to keep inflation running at around 2 percent.
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