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A container ship arrives at Yusen Terminals on Terminal Island at the Port of Los Angeles, January 30, 2019.
Prices of imported goods rose more than expected in February, boosted by a jump in fuel costs.
Import prices rose 0.6 percent, after falling 0.5 percent a month earlier, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. Economists surveyed by Refinitiv had expected just a 0.3 percent increase.
Fuel prices surged 4.7 percent in February; excluding the leap in energy costs import prices were unchanged in the month.