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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.

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.

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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 US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates.

2009-09-17 07:11:26

Canadian consumer prices fell 0.8 percent on an annual basis in August, led largely by a 21.2 percent decline in gas prices, Statistics Canada said Thursday. The August Consumer Price Index decline followed a 0.9 percent dip in July. Excluding energy, the Consumer Price Index rose 1.4 percent between August 2008 and August 2009, StatsCan said. Three of the eight major components reported price declines: transportation, shelter, and clothing and footwear.

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...

2009-06-18 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(TM) (LEI) for the U.S. increased 1.2 percent in May, following a 1.1 percent increase in April, and a 0.3 percent decline in March.

2009-06-18 08:16:32

Consumer prices in Canada rose 0.1 percent in the 12 months to May 2009, led principally by price drops in energy products, Statistics Canada said Thursday. While energy costs rose 4.4 on a monthly basis, the agency said the Consumer Price Index was down based on the 18.3 percent year-over-year price drop for energy products. Excluding energy, the CPI rose 2.3 percent with upward pressure coming primarily from increased food prices, the report said. Food costs rose 6.4 percent in the 12...

2009-06-17 09:38:24

The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1 percent in May keeping fears of deflation at bay for another month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday. Core prices, which exclude food and energy costs, also rose 0.1 percent, in line with expectations.

2009-06-16 12:12:50

Consumer prices in Britain dropped in May, but far less than economists predicted, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. The headline Consumer Price Index fell to 2.2 percent, but economists had expected prices to fall below the Bank of England's target of 2 percent to 1.9 percent. It was the 20th consecutive month inflation held above the central bank's target rate, The Times of London reported. The Retail Price Index, which includes housing costs, rose slightly, from minus 1.2...

2009-05-20 07:19:37

Canada's Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent on an annual basis in April, markedly down from March's 1.2 percent gain, Statistics Canada reported. The biggest factor in the cost of living gain was food. Grocery prices rose 7.12 percent on an annual basis.