By Mark Memmott

The prices consumers pay for goods and services increased 0.4% in August from July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported. Over the last year, prices have declined 1.5%.

Excluding volatile food and energy costs, prices rose 0.1% last month, BLS says.

The numbers are pretty much in line with economists' expectations, the Associated Press says.

categories: Economy

8:40 - September 16, 2009