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Published in TZ Latest News 18 February, 2015 by The TZ Newswire Staff

Cheaper crude oil subdues U.S. producer inflation; housing starts fall

U.S. producer prices recorded their biggest decline in more than five years in January on plunging energy costs, pointing to very benign inflation in the near term that could argue against raising interest rates. Housing starts fell last month, while manufacturing output edged higher. “The reports paint a disappointing picture on the U.S. recovery, with the housing starts report in particular reinforcing the narrative that the housing recovery might be in a spot of bother, said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York.

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