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US Core Inflation Unexpectedly Cools as Apparel Costs Fall

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A gauge of underlying U.S. inflation unexpectedly cooled in August as apparel prices fell by the most in about seven decades and medical-care costs declined, offering Americans a respite from accelerating price gains. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, the core consumer price index rose 2.2 percent in August from a year earlier, compared with…

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