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U.S. Future Inflation Gauge Rises


U.S. inflationary pressures were up in October, as the U.S. future inflation gauge grew to 102.1 from an upwardly revised 101.7 reading in September, first reported as 101.0, according to data released Friday morning by the Economic Cycle Research Institute.

"While it remains above March's 16-month low, the USFIG is well below its earlier highs," ECRI Chief Operations Officer Lakshman Achuthan said in a release. "Thus, underlying inflation pressures are still subdued."

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