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Sharp Decline in Energy Prices Pushes CPI Lower

Today’s release for the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) showed a 0.3% decline between April and May 2012. The energy index accounted for most of the drag on topline CPI last month, falling an additional 4.3% after a 1.7% drop in April. The latest decline represented the largest percentage contraction in the energy index since December 2008—a… Read More ›

NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index

The inaugural edition of the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index for September 2011 is an index value of 12.  The index counts the number of US metropolitan areas that fulfill a conservative definition of what constitutes economic improvement.  The index is being introduced by NAHB as a counter measure to the drum beat of bad national economic and housing news. … Read More ›