US inflation eased again to 6.5% over the past 12 months


              File - A man walks through a used car lot in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. On Thursday, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for December. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              FILE - A Rolling Stones t-shirt from 1970 is displayed in the Westfield Garden State Plaza shopping mall in Paramus, New Jersey, on Saturday, December 17, 2022. On Thursday, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for December. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
            
              File - Cars pass a gas station sign displaying the price of regular unleaded gasoline Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Benton, Mo. On Thursday, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for December. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)