NEWS IN BRIEF
- May CPI Up 0.1%; Rate Worry Recedes. // American Banker;6/15/2000, Vol. 165 Issue 115, p24
Focuses on statistics on consumer prices in the United States for May 2000. How the consumer price index rose; What limited the effect of the biggest rise in food costs in more than 18 months; Increases that analysts had expected in both the overall and core indexes for May.
- CPI Tops List Of Indicators. Barnett, Chip // Bond Buyer;04/17/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31119, p2
Reports on the scheduled release of economic data in the United States in April 2001. Expected increase in consumer price index; Housing starts and building permit; Initial jobless claims for the week ended April 14; Release of the Treasury Department's budget statement for March.
- It's One Remarkable Economy. Mcdonough, William J. // National Mortgage News;09/04/2000, Vol. 24 Issue 50, p4
Discusses important indicators related to the longest economic expansion in the history of the United States. Rapid growth of the annual real gross domestic product since 1996; Sharp decline of the core inflation index; Decline in unemployment rate.
- Inflation Slowed in Oct.; Outlook Brighter. // American Banker;11/17/2000, Vol. 165 Issue 222, p20
Reports on inflation data in the United States during October 2000. The rise in consumer prices that took place during the month; Projections by a leading group of economists that inflation will start to decline in 2001; How the consumer price index compares to October 1999.
- Tame inflation quiets bears on Wall Street. Francis, David R. // Christian Science Monitor;4/16/97, Vol. 89 Issue 98, p1
Reports that the consumer price index (CPI) in the United States showed no acceleration in inflation during March, 1997, causing stock market prices to increase on April 15, 1997. Possibility that there might not be a need to increase interest rates; Examination of how the CPI performed in...
- Dec. CPI Up 0.2%; Core Rate Up 0.1%. Floyd, Daniel F. // Bond Buyer;01/18/2001, Vol. 335 Issue 31059, p2
Reports on the growth of the overall consumer price index in the United States in December 2000, according to the Labor Department. Factors contributing to the growth; Increase in the core rate for the month.
- NICK'S PICK... BART'S CHARTS. Rubenstein, Bart // New Republic;9/16/81, Vol. 185 Issue 11, p16
Discusses the impact of economic program of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Estimation by the supply-side gospel that a tax cut will result in economic growth; Impact of high interest rates on economic growth; Details of the net proceeds for Chrysler bonds; Estimation of consumer price index for...
- Reality check. Rubenstein, Ed // National Review;6/13/1994, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p16
The article refutes the economic statistics upon which the fear of inflation and the financial markets in the U.S. are based. Consumer price index, for one, has failed to measure the cost of the actual goods bought by consumers. Thus fueling an erroneous 2.7% increased in inflation. Another...
- RANDOM WALK. Gekko // National Review;6/13/1994, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p30
The article presents commentaries on economic-related news in the U.S. as of June 13, 1994. Sanwa Securities economist Michelle Colley Laughlin advises investors to use gold prices as an indicator of inflation. Her economic model indicates that changes in the price of gold would explain 76% of...