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Retail Apparel Prices Fell 2 Percent in March as Pandemic Disruption Swept the Nation

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As the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country in March, causing sweeping store closing and massive disruption in consumer goods purchasing, retail apparel prices fell a seasonally adjusted 2 percent in the month, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Women’s apparel led the decline, as prices…

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