By and and  on December 16, 2009

WASHINGTON — Retail apparel prices declined a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in November but rose 1 percent versus a year ago, the Labor Department said Wednesday in its Consumer Price Index.

Investors were unmoved by the CPI figures or the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep the federal funds interest rate in its current range of zero to 0.25 percent. The S&P Retail Index was down 0.4 percent, or 1.51 points, to 409.96, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 0.1 percent, or 10.88 points, to 10,441.12.

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