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Consumer prices in the United States held steady in May following a major jump in April. Falling energy prices balanced rising food costs to help keep the Consumer Price Index flat last month, the Labor Department reported.
The news set off a buying spree on Wall Street last week as analysts had expected greater signs of inflation. Meanwhile, the US trade deficit narrowed slightly in April to $18.94 billion as US exports rose for the first time in months.