WASHINGTON -- Inflation remained under control in June, while consumers continued to be cautious buyers of retail goods and services, according to two government reports issued yesterday.

The Labor Department said the consumer price index was unchanged last month, in line with market expectations, but still a welcome confirmation to many analysts that the price pressures seen earlier in the year were temporary. The CPI report followed Tuesday's report from the department that producer prices tumbled 0.3% in June.

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