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2011-07-14 05:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private sector workers likely will see higher annual pay increases later this year, according to the final second quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The WTI rose to 98.21 (second quarter 1976 = 100), up from 98.01 in the first quarter. The index has climbed steadily over the past year....

2011-07-14 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Gold Council today releases its Gold Investment Digest, analysing the current economic and financial drivers of the global gold market. The Q2 2011 report shows that gold outperformed most major assets, including commodities, throughout the quarter. In addition, gold's low average volatility of 13.4% for the quarter is well below its long-term 20-year average of 15.8%. Juan Carlos Artigas, Investment Research Manager at the World Gold...

2011-07-13 12:59:00

BALTIMORE, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As another fun way to teach kids basic money lessons, T. Rowe Price has introduced The Great Piggy Bank Adventure financial education activity book. This free activity book, entitled "Journey to Your Dream Goal," uses puzzles, games, and tricky challenges to guide kids through the process of making smart financial decisions. Along the way it helps kids become "finance smarty pants" by teaching them key lessons on the power of setting financial...

2011-07-12 06:30:00

CHESTER, England, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - High inflation stretches household budgets, making saving difficult - One in four moneysupermarket.com customers can no longer afford to save - One in five put less aside than they used to Today's announcement by the Bank of England that inflation has fallen to 4.2 per cent is welcome news for the UK economy, however the announcement marks the 18th consecutive month where...

2011-07-06 09:00:00

NEW YORK, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers are facing the double whammy of still feeling the effects of recession even as rising costs fuel inflationary worries. They are not alone in the world, though, according to GfK Roper Consulting's 2011 Mood of the World® Report, which is based on a global survey of more than 32,000 consumers, ages 15 and older in 25 countries. Consumers' top concerns, both globally and in the US, are economic ones, followed by key...

2011-07-06 07:15:00

FORT LEE, N.J., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us - today released the following inflation update to its NIA members: We are at the very beginning of our nation's most important Presidential election season in history. Historically in all Presidential elections, taxation has always been one of the top issues. The Republicans always call for lower taxes, while the Democrats say we should tax the rich more and cut taxes on the poor and...

2011-06-28 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in May, decreased again in June. The Index now stands at 58.5 (1985=100), down from 61.7 in May. The Present Situation Index decreased to 37.6 from 39.3. The Expectations Index declined to 72.4 from 76.7 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by The...

2011-06-16 08:40:00

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.39% over the 12-months ending April 2011. Since May 2010, annual rates of growth of healthcare costs have been largely decelerating. At +5.39%, the Composite index posted its lowest annual growth rate in its six-year history....

2011-06-13 09:00:00

Higher Electric Rates in Northeast and California Offset by Less Use COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most below-average income households pay around $2.50 daily for all their home's electricity, despite the widespread perception that electric bills are high and always heading higher. Addressing the electricity industry's annual convention today, Steve Mitnick of Build Energy America released the research group's latest report, "Electric Values." The...

2011-05-31 09:00:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had improved in April, decreased in May. The Index now stands at 60.8 (1985=100), down from 66.0 in April. The Present Situation Index decreased to 39.3 from 40.2. The Expectations Index declined to 75.2 from 83.2 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by The Nielsen...


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Quintessence (Dark Energy) -- Quintessence or dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy postulated to exist in order to explain observations of an accelerating universe. This energy would act like a vacuum pressure, pushing things apart. Other attempts to explain these recent observations involve a non-zero cosmological constant, which has the same effect. Indeed, sometimes quintessence is said to result in a non-zero cosmological constant, and conversely a non-zero cosmological...

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Cosmological Constant -- The cosmological constant (usually denoted by the Greek capital letter lambda: Λ) is a value occurring in Einstein's theory of general relativity. The units of Λ are 1/second2; its value is unknown but believed to be positive based on recent observations. The constant is proportional to the energy density of the vacuum ρ, where π is Pi, G is the gravitational constant and c is the speed of light in vacuum. The term can be postive, negative, or...

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Inflation -- Inflation is the idea - first proposed by Alan Guth (1981) - that the nascent universe passed through a phase of exponential expansion that was driven by a negative vacuum energy density (positive vacuum pressure). This expansion can be modelled by a non-zero cosmological constant. As a direct consequence of this expansion, all of the observable universe is posited to have originated in a small, initially causally-connected region. Quantum fluctuations in this microscopic...

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Accelerating universe -- In the late 1990s, observations of type I supernova produced the unexpected result that the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. These observations appear more firm as new data has appeared. This means that the speed with which a distant galaxy recedes from us increases over time. If this trend continues, eventually we won't be able to see any other galaxies any more. This new theory of the end of the Universe has been called the Big Rip....

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Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) -- The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched on June 30, 2001 at 3:46 p.m. EDT at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The goal of WMAP was to map out minute differences in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation which would help test theories of the nature of the universe. On February 11, 2003, the public relations group from NASA made a press release regarding the age and composition of the universe....

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