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Lower Gasoline Prices Restrain Everyday Prices

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) decreased 1.5 percent in January in contrast to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which decreased 0.7 percent.

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February Business Conditions Monthly

by AIER Staff
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A strengthening U.S. dollar is having far-reaching effects on the U.S. economy and global markets.

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ECONOMY

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Inflation

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The second scorecard indicator that has switched from falling pressure to rising pressure is the Producer Price index (PPI) for services, a cost-push indicator. The PPI for services accelerated to a 3.0 percent annualized rate for the three months through December, up from 1.9 percent for the July through September period.

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Policy

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fiscal/Regulatory Policy
Will the rising dollar give rise to calls for more worker protection?

The rapid appreciation of the dollar against other currencies is not a new phenomenon. A look at similar episodes in the past may suggest what policy initiatives might arise this time around if the dollar keeps strengthening.

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