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2011-04-18 07:00:00

HOUSTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, released Friday, shows that the average price of an American motor vehicle insurance policy rose one-tenth of 1 percent between February and March. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the cost of American auto insurance policies rose 4 percent between March 2010 and March 2011. Source: http://bls.gov/cpi/cpid1103.pdf Although car insurance prices have been displaying a moderate upward...

2009-07-17 07:07:14

Canada posted its first deflation in June since November 1994 as consumer prices fell 0.3 percent on an annual basis, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The decline in the Consumer Price Index was attributed to an annual decline of 19 percent in energy products, led by gasoline prices in the transportation sector, which were down 24.3 percent during the past 12 months, the agency said. Excluding energy, the CPI rose 2.1 percent in June. On a monthly basis, the index rose 0.3 percent from May...

2009-05-10 22:14:13

China said Monday its consumer price index fell 1.5 percent in April from the year-ago level, the third straight monthly decline in the inflation index. The figures were announced by the National Bureau of Statistics, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. China's CPI index had dropped 1.6 percent in February year on year, the first such fall since October 2002, and 1.2 percent in March. The agency said China's producer price index, which measures inflation at the wholesale level, dropped...

2009-03-24 11:12:52

February retail and consumer prices in Britain indicate that deflation held off for another month, government figures showed. The Retail Price Index in February came in a flat zero percent, falling from January's 0.1 percent, but the Consumer Price Index rose from 3 percent in January to 3.2 percent, the Office for National Statistics reported Tuesday. Core consumer prices, excluding energy and food costs, rose from 1.3 percent to 1.6 percent in the month, an indication that falling currency...

2009-02-17 16:07:58

Annual retail inflation in Britain fell to its lowest rate in 49 years in January, staying just above zero, the National Statistics Office said. The Retail Price Index fell to an annual rate of 0.1 percent during the month, down from December's 0.9 percent, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The retail inflation rate was 0.5 percent in March 1960, The Times said. Much of the month's price decline came from falling oil prices and mortgage interest rates declining in the wake of the Bank of...

2008-12-12 00:35:51

Inflation is easing in China but a Merrill Lynch report says China's economy could experience deflation as early as at the start of the New Year. China's consumer inflation and wholesale price inflation have been dropping since the start of 2008, when economists were concerned about preventing the overheating of the economy. At the end of November, China's annual consumer price index stood at 2.4 percent, down from 4 percent in October and from February's 12-year high of 8.7 percent....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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