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Consumer Basket Declines Slightly

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Prices in the greater Los Angeles area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), declined 0.2 percent in June 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (See table A.) Regional Commissioner Richard J. Holden noted that the June decrease was influenced by lower prices for energy and apparel. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect seasonal influences.) Over the past 12 months, the CPI-U rose 0.9 percent. (See chart 1.) The energy index was up 5.1 percent, primarily due to higher prices for gasoline and household energy. The ...
Michelle Malkin ยป Illinois: America's new fiscal basket case
How fitting that the state that produced the profligate corruptocrat-in-chief is now collapsing under the weight of its own fiscal irresponsibility. The same union-coddling, welfare state-expanding, pay-for-play politics that wrought the current misery in Illinois are wreaking havoc for us all. And to think: If President Obama, Mrs. Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley had had their way, they would have shoveled billions more in taxpayer funds down the drain for their Olympics folly. As I’ve noted here before, you can take Obama out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of Obama. What a ... market research, surveys and trends
US Stocks Up Slightly As Private-Sector Jobs Disappoint - MarketWatch
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- A disappointing report on private-sector jobs hurt U.S. stocks Wednesday morning, but the major indexes had small gains as the European Central Bank eased investors' concerns about European banks. A better-than-expected reading on Chicago-area manufacturing also provided a boost. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 10 points, or 0.1%, to 9881, in early trading. The gains were led by financials, as investors felt better about their exposure to European banks after demand for ECB funds was less than expected. Bank of America climbed 1.2% and J.P. Morgan rose 0.9%. Also lifting financials, ... market research, surveys and trends


EconEdLink | Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and ...
This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and rate of inflation reported March 18, 2009, by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the month of February, 2009. Students read the BLS report, analyze the meaning of the CPI data, determine the change in consumer prices, and explore the impact of the change in the price level on themselves, their families, consumers, and producers. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U rose 0.1 percent in March after being unchanged in February. The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in March after rising 0.1 percent in February. (May 14, 2010) Nonfarm ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Whole Foods Stores Turning Trends on Lower Pricing | BNET Retail ...
sales continued to slide in the latest quarter, but consumers are not as determined to cut back on their shopping at the natural — and gourmet — food purveyor, which has been lowering prices to encourage customers to think of it as more cost competitive with other retailers. Sales in the company’s third quarter increased two percent to $1.9 billion but comparable store sales - in locations open for at least a year — decreased 2.5 percent and identical store sales - in stores open for at least a year excluding remodels and relocations — decreased 3.8 percent, or 3.3 percent if foreign currency impact ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Jul 21, 2010 (SmarTrend via COMTEX) -- A further stock market selloff on Tuesday was halted by an afternoon rally, premised on speculation that the Fed will take steps to spur lending. Intraday, the DJIA had sunk to find support at 10,000, then closed up 75 points for the day at 10,230. This bounce up was still not enough, even when added to Monday's gain, to recover last Friday's index losses, and the SmarTrend(R) indicators signal a downtrend pause in an otherwise bear market in progress. Floated rumors caused the speculation that the Fed would spur spending by eliminating interest paid on excess bank reserves held ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
(FED) Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, June 22-23, 2010
The Manager of the System Open Market Account (SOMA) reported on developments in domestic and foreign financial markets during the period since the Committee met on April 27-28, 2010. He also briefed the Committee on the System's progress in developing tools for managing the supply of reserves, including reverse repurchase agreements and the Term Deposit Facility. In preparation for possible future reserve draining operations, in June the Federal Reserve conducted the first of several small-value auctions to test the Term Deposit Facility. In addition, the Manager reported on System open market operations during the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


World Economy in Transition: Bias in the US Consumer Price Index ...
point in 1996 and by slightly more in each of the previous 20 years. Thus, although ... for a fixed market basket of goods and services, which includes food, clothing, shelter, fuel, ... that the early declines in price that are a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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With February data in, total nonfarm employment in Arizona still shows no significant gains. While actual employment increased 0.82% from last month, the seasonally adjusted trend cycle series has remained virtually unchanged since November, increasing only 0.02% from last month. While employment declines in Arizona have certainly bottomed-out, the upswing has yet to gain steam. Phoenix area employment is faring slightly better than the state as a whole and is showing more sign of recovering with the seasonally adjusted trend-cycle series increasing 0.14% from last month. Tucson metro is similar to the state as a whole. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
What does a rising consumer price index (CPI) mean for the day-to ...
What effect does a rising CPI have on us, the consumer, and what can be expected to happen? Looking for someone who understands economics... Member since: January 12, 2006 Total points: 28203 (Level 7) For the day to day consumer, it means prices for things go up. But, if the CPI is rising quicker than people average wages, then the consumer's purchasing power declines. They can't buy as much as whatever it is as they did in the past. CPI is essentially a measure of inflation; the inflation of a specific basket of goods. You'll sometimes hear the CPI figure announced, but then maybe they will also ...
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Is there something bad about having 2 text ad Wide Skyscraper's on the right side of my page? I originally had 1 Banner (468 x 60) in the middle of my page but changed it to make the page look better. My lowest on that one was like .15 cents per click but now I'm getting lots of 3 cent clicks since I chanced. Any reason for this or is it just a bad stretch? The ads themselve have pretty much stayed the same Who knows? Google doesn't say too much other than telling us that sale conversions are the basis to smart-pricing calculation. Yet sometimes this makes no sense to me because I have seen wild fluctuations in ...