By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for a third straight month in November, pointing to a lack of inflation pressure that could give the Federal Reserve pause as it weighs the future of its monthly bond purchases. The Labor Department said on Friday its seasonally adjusted producer price index slipped 0.1 percent as gasoline prices maintained their downward trend. Economists polled by Reuters had expected wholesale prices would be flat in November. In the 12 months through November, producer prices increased 0.7 percent after rising 0.3 percent in October.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's finance chief says the country's exit from its international bailout this week should be celebrated as a eurozone triumph, but won't mean an end to austerity for the debt-battered Irish.