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Rate of increase in Canadian CPI slows
Canada's Consumer Price Index rose 2.0% in the 12 months to November, following a 2.4% increase in October, according to Statistics Canada. The slower year-over-year rise was mainly attributable to gasoline prices, which fell 5.9% in the 12 months to November, after rising 0.6% in October. For more, click here...
12/19/2014


Leading indicators post November gain
The Conference Board's U.S. Index of Leading Economic Indicators posted a third consecutive monthly gain in November, suggesting that the economy is gaining traction headed into 2015. For more, click here...
12/18/2014


U.S. consumer prices post sharp decline
The U.S. Consumer Price Index dropped 0.3% in November, its sharpest month-over-month decline since December 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Falling fuel costs were cited as a key factor freeing up money for consumers to use on other goods and services, bolstering the nation's economic expansion. For more, click here...
12/17/2014


Consumer confidence grows
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment for December was at a reading of 93.8, up from 88.8 in November. The December reading was the highest since January 2007. Falling gasoline prices, a stronger job market, and faster wage growth helped fuel retail sales gains, analysts said. For more, click here...
12/12/2014


Canadian dollar gains
Canada's currency climbed from almost a five-year low after the nation's central bank said the Canadian economy shows signs of a broadening recovery. For more, click here...
12/3/2014


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