US producer prices likely rose in March for 1st time in 5 months as gas prices level off

April 14, 2015 11:15 AM

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WASHINGTON – The Labor Department reports on U.S. producer prices in March at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday.

SMALL INCREASE: Economists forecast that the producer price index ticked up 0.1 percent in March, according to a survey by data provider FactSet. That would be the first increase in five months. The index measures the prices of goods and services before they reach the consumer.

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