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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®...

2011-01-13 08:15:00

Actual retail spending for December modestly higher than last season; new cars see a boost YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers report they are more optimistic, with sentiment numbers climbing to their highest level in more than two years, while Americans claims to be facing fewer financial difficulties than they did one year ago, according to the Consumer Reports Index for January. The Consumer Reports Sentiment Index (48.7) is up from the prior month...

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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...

2010-11-09 10:54:00

As Black Friday approaches, interest in buying personal electronics is less than a year ago. YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans continue to see some real improvements in their economic outlook, financial difficulties and stress levels have declined and the employment numbers have climbed back into positive territory, according to the Consumer Reports Index for November. The Consumer Reports Trouble Tracker Index, which measures financial difficulties...

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:...

2010-06-08 08:15:00

YONKERS, N.Y., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Months of modest improvements have been swept away, the latest numbers show consumers have taken a step back facing increases in financial difficulties and a soured employment picture, according to Consumer Reports Index June report. The increase in Americans' financial difficulties is most apparent in June's Consumer Reports Trouble Tracker Index that measures financial difficulties faced by consumers in the past 30 days. The June Trouble...

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...

2010-03-09 08:31:00

YONKERS, N.Y., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Slow job creation continues to drag on the economy, according to the Consumer Reports Index for March. This month's findings show that, although the tide of job losses has been stemmed, the level of job creation needed to fuel a consumer recovery has not developed. Consumer Reports Employment Index stands at 48.7 for March, reflective of net job losses in the prior 30-days and on-par with February at 49.0. Over the past several months...

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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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
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