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Consumer prices rise marginally

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer prices rose in January as unseasonably cold weather boosted demand for electricity and heating fuel, but inflation pressures remained muted.

The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent, with increases in the cost of household energy accounting for most of the increase.

The CPI had risen 0.2 percent in December and last month's gain was in line with economists' expectations.

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