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2011-01-03 15:45:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has acquired Uniplen Industria de Polimeros Ltda. (Uniplen), a leading Brazilian producer of specialty engineered materials and distributor of thermoplastics. "The Uniplen acquisition provides PolyOne with local expertise in specialty engineered materials as well as an attractive position in the Brazilian thermoplastics...

2011-01-03 07:07:00

BNA's Annual Economic Outlook ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recovery will pick up steam in 2011, but growth will remain moderate, according to the consensus forecast of 25 economists surveyed for legal and business publisher BNA's annual outlook on the U.S. and international economy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) Both inflation and the Federal Reserve's target interest rate are expected to remain low. A self-sustaining...

2010-12-15 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (the Index) dipped in November, primarily due to sustained weakness in the housing market despite incremental gains in other areas. The Index attempts to track consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. "Real consumer spending has accelerated in recent months, and consumers presently retain their spending potential following a period of increased savings, debt reduction and a rise in...

2010-12-08 09:13:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Nichols, Senior Economic Advisor to Rosland Capital (www.roslandcapital.com), had the following commentary based on recent market activity and the week ahead: As of December 7, 2010, after a month-long correction -- what technicians call "base building" -- gold is on the move again, heading to $1500 an ounce, if not by year end then very likely during the early months of 2011. Whatever the timing of this milestone, gold investors will be...

2010-12-02 15:55:00

Statement of Paul Nathanson, National Senior Citizens Law Center WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Senior Citizens Law Center is concerned that proposals contained in the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform report to cut Social Security benefits would land a devastating blow to those older adults who rely on the program for all or most of their income. Low-income older adults and those who work on their behalf should be extremely concerned...

2010-11-23 15:05:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Bancorp (Nasdaq: SUPR) today announced that its subsidiary, Superior Bank, has filed a damage claim of $58 million with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Stan Bailey, Chairman & CEO, stated "The Florida Gulf Coast comprises one of our two primary markets. This past summer, the Gulf Coast region experienced an 'economic hurricane' of epic proportion at a time when the area was...

2010-11-23 02:00:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ArborInvestmentPlanner.com, an investment management service for the self directed investor, released a special report today detailing the effects of Biflation, a word used to describe deflation and inflation simultaneously in different assets. The report, entitled "Inflation and Deflation Produce Biflationary Economies", details the effect Biflation is having on world economies and how to profit with portfolio asset allocation changes. Ken...

2010-11-22 05:18:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today commented on the outlook for hog and pork prices in China, given the recent measures issued by China's State Council. Mr. Xianfu Zhu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zhongpin Inc., said, "We noticed that China's State Council issued 16 measures to stabilize consumer prices and to...

2010-11-20 00:00:48

New program designed to produce a surge in consumption expenditures Bedford, MA (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 In response to the Federal Reserve's policy of quantitative easing (QE2), leading coupon site CouponSurfer.com has devised it's own strategy to jumpstart the economy. CouponSurfer.com is challenging Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, to print coupons instead of printing money. CouponSurfer believes printing coupons offers a non-inflationary sound money policy to spur economic...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (the Index) declined in October, primarily due to softness in the housing market. The Index attempts to track consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. "Sustained weakness in housing prices and a tax rate that is creeping higher more than overcame significant improvement in initial jobless claims in October," said Carl Steidtmann, Deloitte's chief economist and author of the monthly Index....


Latest Inflation Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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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2004-10-19 04:45:40

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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