Latest United States Consumer Price Index Stories

2011-04-18 07:00:00

HOUSTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, released Friday, shows that the average price of an American motor vehicle insurance policy rose one-tenth of 1 percent between February and March. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the cost of American auto insurance policies rose 4 percent between March 2010 and March 2011. Source: http://bls.gov/cpi/cpid1103.pdf Although car insurance prices have been displaying a moderate upward...

2011-02-18 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its most recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) report on Thursday, reflecting a slight month-to-month rise of 0.2 percent in the price of motor vehicle insurance policies between December and January. AutoInsurance.com recommends that consumers shop around and take full advantage of available discounts in order to keep personal costs low. Average auto insurance rates, according to the BLS, rose relatively...

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:...

2010-05-17 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...

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...

2009-09-02 08:04:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of seniors will receive smaller Social Security checks next year, and none of the 37 million seniors who receive Social Security will get an increase, according to an August forecast from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO is also forecasting a zero COLA for 2011. In June, The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) became the first national group to call for an Emergency COLA for 2010. Since then, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)...

2009-07-17 07:07:14

Canada posted its first deflation in June since November 1994 as consumer prices fell 0.3 percent on an annual basis, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The decline in the Consumer Price Index was attributed to an annual decline of 19 percent in energy products, led by gasoline prices in the transportation sector, which were down 24.3 percent during the past 12 months, the agency said. Excluding energy, the CPI rose 2.1 percent in June. On a monthly basis, the index rose 0.3 percent from May...

2009-07-14 10:17:41

The Producer Price Index for finished goods rose 1.8 percent in June, the third straight month a gain was recorded, the U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted June increase in finished goods prices was broadbased, the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a release. The PPI increase was stronger than forecast and the largest since November 2007, analysts told The Wall Street Journal. The index for energy goods rose 6.6 percent after advancing 2.9 percent in...

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