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[$$] U.S. Government Bonds Jump on Soft Inflation Data

U.S. government bonds gained Thursday after the Labor Department said producer prices remained flat in July, falling short of economist forecasts for them to rise. Yields fell Thursday after the Labor Department said the producer-price index was flat in July, and that prices excluding the often-volatile food and energy categories rose 0.1%. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected a 0.2% increase in overall prices, and a 0.2% rise for prices excluding food and energy.