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Japan March core CPI rises 0.2 pct yr/yr

Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in March from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists' median estimate for a 0.3 percent annual gain. Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in March from a year ago. Core consumer prices in Tokyo

RPT-Japan March core CPI rises 0.2 pct yr/yr

Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in March from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists' median estimate for a 0.3 percent annual gain. Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in March from a year ago. Core consumer prices in Tokyo

UPDATE 1-U.S. 30-year mortgage rates rise from 5-month lows -Freddie Mac

U.S. 30-year mortgage rates rose in the latest week, rebounding from five-month lows in step with a rise in bond yields, following the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, according to mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac on Thursday. The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 4.03 percent in the week ended April 27, up from the prior week's 3.97 percent, it sa

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Risk of deeper involvement as U.S. weighs its options in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump's administration drafts an Afghanistan policy, U.S. officials are seeking a way to reverse gains by militant groups without wading deeper into a 15-year-long war that has no end in sight.