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2012-01-05 15:48:31

Study provides evidence that retails chains, and not just individual stores, explains variation in price dynamics A study by Columbia Business School Professor Emi Nakamura, Chazen Senior Scholar at The Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School and David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business, Finance and Economics, featured in the Journal of Econometrics, found that retailer characteristics are crucial determinants of heterogeneity in pricing...

2011-07-08 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, RetireSafe President Thair Phillips called proposed efforts to establish a "chained" consumer price index (CPI) as the standard used to determine annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), "an unfair tax on older Americans." "With President Obama and a number of the Congressional Leaders apparently poised to again attack Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to gain a debt deal, it's time for seniors to...

2011-05-10 08:30:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding an important piece to its growing family of fixed income indices, S&P Indices announced today the launch of the S&P/BGCantor U.S. TIPS Index - the only index in the market to use pricing exclusively from BGC Market Data LP. The S&P/BGCantor U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Security Index is a broad, comprehensive, market value-weighted index that seeks to measure the performance of the U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities...

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...


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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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