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ECRI Inflation Gauge Jumps

U.S. inflationary pressures were higher in September, as the U.S. future inflation gauge climbed to 103.4 from an upwardly revised 101.0 in August, originally reported as 100.6, according to data released Friday morning by the Economic Cycle Research Institute.

"The USFIG jumped in September to an 18-month high," ECRI Chief Operations Officer Lakshman Achuthan said in a release. "Thus, U.S. inflation pressures have moved up a notch."


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