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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...

2010-07-07 10:04:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, RetireSafe, representing over 400,000 older Americans, held a Capitol Hill briefing presenting an important academic study focused on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and its critical impact on seniors. University of Tennessee Economist Donald J. Bruce, Ph.D., reported that the CPI now used to set the Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) is woefully inadequate for that task. The entire study can be obtained by contacting:...

2010-05-17 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RetireSafe, representing 400,000 senior-citizen supporters across America, praised U.S. Representatives John "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr. (TN-2), Daniel Lipinski (IL-3), Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Michael Arcuri (NY-24), and Gregg Harper (MS-3) for introducing H.R. 5305, the CPI for Seniors Act. H.R. 5305 would establish a new Consumer Price Index for Seniors (CPI-S) so that annual Social Security Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLAs) can be fairly...

2010-04-21 14:02:00

NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Nichols, Senior Economic Advisor to Rosland Capital (www.roslandcapital.com ), had the following commentary based on recent developments: Friday's news that America's most distinguished and powerful investment firm had been charged with securities fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent stock and commodity markets sharply lower. Gold was no exception, briefly falling below $1130 an ounce Monday morning from its Friday high...

2010-04-19 09:00:00

NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 1.4 percent in March, following a 0.4 percent gain in February, and a 0.6 percent rise in January. The U.S. LEI is now at its highest level. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "The U.S. LEI has risen steadily for a year, and its six-month growth rate has remained fairly stable in recent months - led by improvements in financial and labor...

2010-01-21 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(TM) (LEI) for the U.S. increased 1.1 percent in December, following a 1.0 percent gain in November, and a 0.3 percent rise in October. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board: "The Conference Board LEI for the U.S. increased sharply in December, and has risen steadily for nine consecutive months. The six-month growth rate has picked up slightly to 5.2 percent (about a 10.8 percent annual rate)...

2009-12-28 16:32:00

FORT LEE, N.J., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us today discussed the biggest threat to the U.S. economy in 2010. In 2009, we saw the monetary inflation created by the Federal Reserve's zero percent interest rates drive up the prices of U.S. stocks, without dramatically increasing the prices of U.S. consumer goods. We consider 2009 to have been a brief period of euphoria, before a rapid increase in the prices of food, energy, clothes and...

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2009-09-17 10:20:00

Falling commodity prices have coincided with dropping prices in grocery stores, data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates. On the Chicago Board of Trade, corn prices are down 56 percent from their peak in July 2008, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Meanwhile, in grocery stores, where price changes tend to lag from changes on commodity exchanges, the grocery consumer price index is down 2.5 percent from its November peak, the bureau said. In 12 months, the consumer...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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