WASHINGTON -- A day after the Federal Reserve's latest move to tighten credit, the government yesterday reported that consumer prices are not showing any sign of speeding up.

The Labor Department said that the consumer price index in. October rose a barely noticeable 0.1% in October, resulting in a 2.6% rate of inflation compared with a year earlier. Excluding food and energy, prices were up 2.9% over the year.

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