WASHINGTON — The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank's monthly survey released Wednesday showed businesses in the Sixth district slightly raised their inflation expectations for the coming year to a 1.9% rate for unit costs, with the expectation that non-labor costs will exert a moderate-to-strong upward influence on prices in the coming year.

The survey also noted that after a slight decline in sales levels and profit margins last month, firms are now reporting that levels are still below normal in February.

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