Gas costs help push Wasatch Front consumer prices higher in June

Higher gasoline prices helped drive prices in counties along the Wasatch Front 0.6 percent higher in June, according to the Zions Bank’s Consumer Price Index. Utah now has the eighth-highest gas prices in the U.S., the bank said Tuesday, citing an AAA survey. Overall, transportation costs, which also include air fares, jumped 2.7 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, according to Zions. Utility prices jumped 2.1 percent as higher summer rates for water kicked in. Prices for medical care r...

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