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U.S. Future Inflation Gauge Rises


U.S. inflationary pressures were up in July, as the U.S. future inflation gauge gained to 112.6 from an unrevised 111.4 reading in June, according to data released Friday morning by the Economic Cycle Research Institute.

"The USFIG rose again to a 97-month high in July," ECRI Chief Operations Officer Lakshman Achuthan said in a release. "Thus, cyclical inflation pressures are increasing inexorably."

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