Subdued Inflation Data Ease Market-Volatility Worries

U.S. economy shows few signs of overheating despite tight labor markets

U.S. government-bond prices bounced Tuesday after closely watched data on consumer prices signaled inflation remains muted, easing concerns among investors that rising prices could spark a fresh wave of volatility in financial markets.

The yield on the benchmark Treasury 10-year note, which serves as a reference rate for corporate debt, mortgages and consumer loans, shot up by roughly half a percentage point in about five weeks earlier this year as investors piled into bets that prices were primed to rise. Many anticipated...

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