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Restaurant Prices Rise Following Stronger Demand

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

After three consecutive months of decline, the Everyday Price Index (EPI) increased 0.5 percent in February.

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March Business Conditions Monthly

by AIER Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Despite some signs of economic weakness, there’s no recession signal yet.

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Economy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Signs Of Weakness, Signs Of Strength

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Inflation

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scorecard
AIER’s Inflationary Pressures Scorecard signaled that inflationary pressures have firmed a bit on the margin. In total, 11 of the 23 indicators tracked in the scorecard showed falling pressure while nine indictors showed rising pressure and three were stable. Among the 23 indicators, a total of six switched direction, with three changing from falling pressure to rising, two going from rising to falling and one decelerated from rising pressure to stable.

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Policy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Higher Rates Unlikely Before June
Changes in interest rates can have far-reaching effects on the economy. Therefore, when and how fast Fed policy makers might increase benchmark rates is a subject of much debate. The Fed aims to inform the public of a likely policy change via carefully crafted official statements and press briefings collectively referred to as forward guidance.

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