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Clothing prices rise in region

Alexa Apisson, 9, and her mother, Jennifer Apisson,

Alexa Apisson, 9, and her mother, Jennifer Apisson, shop for back-to-school clothes at the Denny's Childrens Wear store in Plainview on September 14. Credit: John Paraskevas

Prices in the greater New York area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, ticked up 1.2 percent in September compared to a year ago, but remained unchanged from August.

As typical for the time of year, prices for apparel went up 4.5 percent from the previous month.

Residential rent rose 2.8 percent and medical care costs increased by 2.5 percent last month compared to a year ago.

Above, Alexa Apisson, 9, and her mother,  Jennifer Apisson, shop for back-to-school clothes at the Denny's Childrens Wear store in Plainview on September 14.

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