A shopper walks through the updated cosmetic department at a Target store in San Antonio in May. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

A shopper walks through the updated cosmetic department at a Target store in San Antonio in May. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Consumer prices up 2.9 pct, leaving Americans worse off

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