WASHINGTON — The January CPI data reflected some of the usual start-of-year price hikes but overall remained modest.

January CPI was unchanged overall, but core advanced 0.3% for a 1.6% increase overall and a 1.9% jump in core rates over the year. Unrounded core was up 0.25138%, barely edging to a 0.3% rise and further proof that prices are on the tame side.

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