By  on September 20, 2006

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices on U.S.-made women's and girls' apparel rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent in August and were 0.4 percent ahead of a year earlier, according to the Labor Department's Producer Price Index.

The monthly report, released Tuesday, also offered evidence a slowing economy has helped keep inflation in check. Prices on all domestically made goods inched up 0.1 percent last month, following an identical rise in July and a jump of 0.5 percent in June.

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