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Gasoline, medical care drive metro area prices up
Prices in the metropolitan area increased in December, year over year, the most since last spring.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday its consumer price index for the 31-county region that includes Long Island was up 2.1 percent last month compared with a year earlier.
That's the highest year-over-year inflation rate since April's 2.4 percent.
Area prices dropped...