FEARS OF INFLATION MAY BE PREMATURE: ANALYSTS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumer prices for food and beverages rose 0.1% in March, a bright spot in an otherwise worrisome report that raised fears that inflation is about to re-ignite.The Labor Department's release of data showing that retail prices rose 0.7% last month spooked Wall Street and led to April 15's "bloody Friday" that saw the stock markets shed $1 trillion in value, its biggest single-day

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumer prices for food and beverages rose 0.1% in March, a bright spot in an otherwise worrisome report that raised fears that inflation is about to re-ignite.

The Labor Department's release of data showing that retail prices rose 0.7% last month spooked Wall Street and led to April 15's "bloody Friday" that saw the stock markets shed $1 trillion in value, its biggest single-day dollar loss ever, analysts said.

By last week, though, the markets generally

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