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RETAIL SALES ROSE BY 0.7% IN SEPTEMBER

Key Points: Retail sales, a measure of purchases at stores, restaurants and online, rose by 0.7% in September over the month. Consensus among economists was a 0.2% decline. Excluding autos, retail sales rose by 0.8% over the month. Higher spending in part reflects rising costs because consumer prices advanced 0.4% in September from August and […]

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CONSUMER PRICES INCREASED AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER

Key Points: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.4% in September after rising 0.3% in August. CPI increased 5.4% from a year ago, the same reading as July and the largest 12-month increase since August 2008. The core CPI, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.2% in September and is up 4.0% from the previous […]

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GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE, UP $1.06 IN LAST YEAR

Key Points: Gas prices across the country continue to increase. Overall, the price of a gallon of regular gas has increased from $2.18 one year ago to $3.24 today. The price has increased $0.05 in the last week alone. California has the highest price at $4.43, followed by Hawaii at $4.12, and Washington at $3.85. […]

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CONSUMER SPENDING AND INCOME ROSE IN AUGUST, PRICES REMAIN HIGH

Key Points: U.S. consumer spending rose by 0.8% in August, beating economists’ expectations. Personal income increased by 0.2%, or by $35.5 Billion, in August. The overall personal consumption expenditures price index rose 0.4% in August and is up 4.3% from a year prior. The core personal consumption expenditures price index, which excludes food and energy, […]

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INFLATION INCREASING COSTS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM

Key Points: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.3% in August and is up 5.3% in the last year. Price increases in the last year have been broad, impacting businesses and consumers. The food at home index rose 3.0% over the past 12 months. Five of the six major grocery store food group indexes increased […]

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INFLATION EASED IN AUGUST, PRICES REMAIN HIGH

Key Points: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.3% in August after rising 0.5% in July. CPI increased 5.3% from a year ago, down slightly from July’s 5.4% reading. The core CPI, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.1% in August and is up 4.0% from the previous year. The energy index rose 2.0% and […]

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CONSUMER PRICES UP 0.5% IN JULY, 5.4% IN LAST YEAR

!function(e,i,n,s){var t=”InfogramEmbeds”,d=e.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement(“script”);o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src=”https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js”,d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,”infogram-async”); Key Points: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.5% in July after rising 0.9% in June. This was the largest 1-month change since June 2008 when the index rose 1.0%. CPI increased 5.4% from a year ago, the same reading as June and the largest 12-month increase since August 2008. The […]

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CONSUMER PRICES RISE 0.9% IN JUNE, UP 5.4% FROM A YEAR AGO

!function(e,i,n,s){var t=”InfogramEmbeds”,d=e.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement(“script”);o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src=”https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js”,d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,”infogram-async”); Key Points: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.9% in June after rising 0.6% in May. This was the largest 1-month change since June 2008 when the index rose 1.0%. CPI increased 5.4% from a year ago, the largest 12-month increase since August 2008. Used cars and trucks rose 10.5% in […]

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CONSUMER PRICES UP 4.2% YEAR-OVER-YEAR

!function(e,i,n,s){var t=”InfogramEmbeds”,d=e.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement(“script”);o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src=”https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js”,d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,”infogram-async”); Key Points: The Labor department reported its consumer price index jumped 0.8% in April from March. Consensus among economists was 0.2% increase. CPI has increased 4.2% from the previous year, the highest 12 month increase since the summer of 2008. Used autos surged 10% in April from March, the highest monthly […]

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