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US import prices rose 0.2% in Feb vs. 0.1% increase expected

Containers are unloaded from the Eimskip ship Bruarfoss in Portland, Maine.
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Containers are unloaded from the Eimskip ship Bruarfoss in Portland, Maine.

U.S. import rose more than expected last month, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Imports rose 0.2 percent in February, above the expected gain of 0.1 percent, after climbing 0.4 percent a month earlier.

Export prices, meanwhile, rose 0.3 percent.

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