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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...

2009-12-14 08:15:00

Electronics and small appliances purchases lead a reluctant holiday rally YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite lackluster retail numbers since August '09, consumers have increased their retail spending markedly in November and the outlook for planned purchasing in December is strong, according to the Consumer Reports Index, Dec '09 report. The Consumer Reports Past 30-Day Retail Index (purchases made in November) has risen 24 percent, climbing to 11.2 from 9.0 last...

2009-10-13 09:12:00

Consumers Show Little Interest in Buying Early For Upcoming Holiday Shopping Season YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite talk that the economy is stabilizing, consumer sentiment levels remain low (40.3), growing slightly from September, as Americans report more financial difficulties, according to the latest Consumer Reports Index Report. The Consumer Reports Trouble Tracker Index is a calculated score that focuses on both the proportion of consumers that have...

2009-09-29 13:06:19

The S&P/Case-Shiller price index said U.S. home prices in 18 of 20 cities monitored increased in July over June. Prices declined only in Seattle, down 0.1 percent, and Las Vegas, down 1.1 percent. In the 20-City composite, prices rose 1.6 percent in the month. On an annual basis, prices fell in the 10-City and 20-City composite indexes 12.8 percent and 13.3 percent, respectively, the monthly report said. Although in negative numbers, the annual rate of decline has shown improvement in...

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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 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates. On the Chicago Board of Trade, corn prices are down 56 percent from their peak in July 2008, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Meanwhile, in grocery stores, where price changes tend to lag from changes on commodity exchanges, the grocery consumer price index is down 2.5 percent from its November peak, the bureau said. In 12 months, the consumer...

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. Among the elements that rose were...

2009-09-15 11:19:17

The Producer Price Index for finished goods in the United States rose 1.7 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The price advancement follows a 0.9 percent decline in July. In June, prices rose 1.8 percent. The index has swung up and down. Through August, prices rose in five months of 2009 and fell in three. In August, core prices, which exclude energy and food items, rose 0.2 percent after falling 0.1 percent in July. Energy prices in August rose 8 percent,...

2009-09-08 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI)(TM) dropped 0.1 percent from the revised July number. The index now stands at 88.1 and is down 18.5 percent from a year ago. "The flatness of the Employment Trends Index in recent months suggests that we won't see job growth until the end of the year," said Gad Levanon, Senior Economist at The Conference Board. "The fact that the index cannot get off the ground is another sign of a weak recovery, perhaps...


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