New numbers show inflation flat in St. Louis area
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new report Thursday said the inflation rate in the St. Louis metropolitan area was flat.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a government report shows the region's consumer price index fell in the first half of last year, then rose 0.7 percent in the second half to finish flat for the year.
A slight increase in food and housing costs was balanced by a 25 percent drop in gasoline prices.
Nationwide, inflation fell 0.1 percent in December but finished up 0.7 percent for all of 2015.
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