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2014-06-24 12:23:34

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through April 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller([1]) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show that the 10-City and 20-City Composites posted annual gains of 10.8%. This is a significantly lower rate when compared to last month. Nineteen of the 20 cities saw lower annual gains in April than in March. California (Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco) saw their returns...

2014-03-25 12:25:15

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through January 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller(1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that the 10-City and 20-City Composites rose 13.5% and 13.2% year-over-year. Twelve cities and the 20-City Composite saw their annual rates worsen. The 10-City Composite showed a slight uptick in its index level but remained relatively unchanged. The 20-City Composite, a...

2014-01-09 12:26:14

- Total U.S. Medical Costs Rising at a Slower Pace NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading global provider of financial market indices, announced today the results of the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices showing total medical costs rose 3.2% in the 12 months ended August 2013 compared to the 4.8% rise for the 12 months ended August 2012. Medical costs - inpatient and outpatient hospitalization plus professional services - rose 3.7% and...

2013-12-31 12:21:25

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through October 2013, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller(1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that the 10-City and 20-City Composites posted year-over-year gains of 13.6%. This is their highest gain since February 2006 and marks the seventeenth consecutive month that both Composites increased on an annual basis. In October 2013, the two Composites showed a small gain...


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