Agence France-PresseApril 15, 2014 11:36
US consumer prices rose in March driven by surges in the cost of food, housing and other services, Commerce Department data showed Tuesday.
The consumer price index was up 0.2 percent over February, taking the 12-month gain to 1.5 percent.
Energy prices fell slightly, while food prices rose 0.5 percent, shelter costs jumped 2.7 percent and health care service costs gained 2.4 percent.
Stripped of the volatile food and energy costs, core CPI rose 0.2 percent as well. The core index was up 1.7 percent for the 12 months to March.