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Apparel Prices Crept Up in December, and Tariffs Might Explain Why

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Likely feeling the effect of tariffs on imports from China, retail apparel prices increased 0.4 percent in December compared to November in what is normally a highly promotional environment, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Prices on apparel for women, girls, boys, and infants…

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