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Canada's August CPI on par with July
Canada's Consumer Price Index rose 2.1% in the 12 months to August, matching the increase in July, according to Statistics Canada. Prices increased in all major components in the 12 months to August. Higher shelter costs led the gain in the CPI. For more, click here...
U.S. consumer prices post August decline
Consumer prices in the U.S. fell 0.2% in August, the first decline since April 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Index components for food and shelter rose, but those were more than offset by declines in energy indexes, especially gasoline. For more, click here...
July construction spending edges upward
Construction spending during July was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $981.3 billion, up 1.8% from the June estimate and 8.2% higher than the July 2013 figure, according to the Census Bureau. Residential construction was at a SAAR of $358.1 billion in July, 0.7% above the revised June estimate. For more, click here...
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