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2011-12-07 08:53:00

SAO PAULO, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- E-commerce prices for consumers registered deflation of 9.6% from January to November of this year. This is what is indicated by the Fipe Buscape Index (Indice Fipe Buscape), which is being launched today to provide, starting now, from month to month an x-ray of prices for more than 1.3 million products in Brazilian e-commerce. Also according to the Index, the category exhibiting the greatest price drop, of 21.8%, was Photography, and the one...

2011-11-30 08:04:00

New Survey Finds Close to Half of Seniors Also Postpone Filling Prescriptions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey of more than 1,200 seniors revealed that 51 percent of respondents put off visiting a doctor or getting outpatient medical services due to concerns about costs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/DC54782LOGO ) The results were released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), one of the nation's largest nonpartisan...

2011-11-16 09:29:00

Cost of Living Adjustments for Social Security Beneficiaries Would Accurately Reflect Higher Heath Care and Every Day Costs PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today strongly endorsed legislation by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) that would adopt a much more accurate consumer price index for elderly consumers (CPI-E). Developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this index would base its calculation on a market...

2011-10-19 09:18:00

Increase Woefully Insufficient; Seniors Have Lost Almost One-Third of Their Buying Power Since 2000 WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Social Security Administration announced this morning that seniors will receive a 3.6 percent increase in their checks beginning in January 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/DC54782LOGO ) That increase represents the first time seniors will see a bump in their checks in three years. For the past two years,...

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...

2011-01-28 08:46:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CPI Corp. (NYSE: CPY) today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Bella Pictures, Inc., a leading provider of branded wedding photography services. Based in San Francisco, CA, Bella offers high quality, photojournalistic-style wedding photography and videography in most major US markets through a network of nearly 1,000 certified photographers and videographers. Commenting, David Meyer, Chairman of CPI said, "We are very...

2011-01-18 00:00:41

Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), a global manufacturer providing voice, data and security products and service solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment now offers drawings for Building Information Modeling (BIM). Westlake Village, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 17, 2011 CPI's vast library of design tools now includes a free, expansive suite of 189 BIM Product Model Drawings developed professionally to assist customers with projects utilizing Autodesk® Revit®...

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2010-11-29 13:40:00

The items listed in the classic "Twelve Days of Christmas" song will cost 9.2 percent more this year, compared to last. PNC Wealth Management released its traditional tally of the gifts on Monday, which states that the 2010 price of the items is $23,439. "This year's jump in the PNC CPI can be attributed to rising gold commodity prices, represented by the Five Gold Rings, which went up by 30 percent, in addition to higher costs for wages and benefits impacting some entertainers," PNC...