WASHINGTON — Retail prices on women's apparel increased a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent in August and were 2.2 percent ahead of a year earlier, according to the Labor Department's Consumer Price Index.
The monthly report, released Friday, also offered a snapshot of inflation: Prices of all goods inched up 0.2 percent, compared with 0.4 in July. The core rate of inflation, which takes into account prices on all goods except volatile food and energy products, also rose 0.2 percent in August, matching its increase in July.
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