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CPI rose 0.2 percent in June and 1.0 percent over previous 12 months

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in June. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.0 percent while the index minus food and energy rose 2.3 percent. READ MORE www.metrointel.c...

First Look at 2017 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments and Maximum Contribution Base

The BLS reported this morning:The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 0.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 235.308 (1982-84=100).CPI-W is the index that is used to calculate the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA). Show More Summary

Artists Reimagine A Better Version Of LA’s Iconic (But worn-Out) Freeways

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The first step is to start seeing our infrastructural networks not merely as single-use conduits of one kind or another — to carry cars, storm water or consumer goods — but as platforms for a new kind of urbanism, holding housing or making room for innovative ideas about energy or water.”

Celebrity Culture: Part 1

Celebrity culture is an essentially modern phenomenon that emerged amid such twentieth-century trends as urbanization and the rapid development of consumer culture (Dictionary of American History, 2003). However, in today's generation, the term 'celebrity' is vastly used to describe people who are hungry for fame, money and publicity. Show More Summary

J.G. Wentworth Hoping To Keep CFPB Out Of Its Industry

Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on April 7 in Washington, D.C. His agency has filed a lawsuit that asks a federal judge to let it regulate companies that purchase structured [...]

CPI rose 0.2 percent in May and 1.0 percent over previous 12 months

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in May. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.0 percent before seasonal adjustment. READ MORE

Declining Energy Prices Lower the Cost of Living

Since June 2014, decreases in crude oil and natural gas prices have reduced household energy costs. According to initial figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the chained consumer price index for urban consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased by 1.2% from June 2014 to February 2016. Show More Summary

Do Americans Trust Their Food?

Producers today face challenges of water shortages, urban sprawl, weed and antibiotic resistance, and the never ending battle with Mother Nature, but possibly the biggest hurdle to agriculture is consumer trust.  More than ever consumers are asking questions and requesting transparency in the food process. Show More Summary

Finding Urban Islands of Prosperity in a Patchwork National Economy

4 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

In places like Denver, Seattle and Atlanta, employers are hiring at a steady clip, housing prices are up and consumers are spending more avidly.

Sonics + Visuals: "Elevations" (Prod. Kriswontwo) --Georgia Anne Muldrow + Oh No + El Da Sensei

Director Alex Frantz Ghassan: "The concept for "Elevate" was to take the viewer to a higher visual consciousness. Making the viewer re-evaluate the imagery they consume. We are presented with urban themes that could ring synonymous with crime, drug use, and urban life. Show More Summary

Moscow Graffiti Sells Out: Advertisers Use Street Art to Peddle Products

Graffiti in Russia's capital has long ceased to be associated with mischievous urban malcontents; now it's being assessed by the city's advertising firms as an alternative way to reach consumers.

CZ Urban Grey Suppressor Ready Series

CZ announced a new line of handguns for 2016 that are finished in Urban Grey and are considered “suppressor ready.” There are five guns in the new line. According to the company, consumer demand for threaded barrel guns has increased substantially, so the company wanted to double the options available to its customers. Show More Summary

CPI unchanged in January, Core CPI up 2.2% YoY

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased...Show More Summary

Why Do Consumers Increasingly Want to Be Less Connected, Not More?

With New York and other cities embracing the concept of the "smart city," making free Wi-Fi available anytime, anywhere, many consumers are looking to get less connected to their fellow urban dwellers, not more. Horizon Media's Kirk Olson and Sheri Roder have been tracking this trend for some time. Show More Summary

Kate Spade, H&M And Urban Outfitters Go Beyond Apparel. But Will It Improve Sales?

Hand bags and home furnishings. Fast fashion and face cream. Pants and pizza. How do retailers know when new product categories are going to resonate with consumers?

We Just Reached Peak Urban Outfitters With a Cassette-Playing Turntable

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Are you happy now, hipsters? Instead of walking away from your fashionable fad at its peak hipness, you’ve let it linger long enough to become a consumer commodity. Not only is Urban Outfitters thriving, it’s now spawning unholy consumer electronics like this cassette-playing turntable. Read more...

Urban Outfitters’ Holiday Sales Fall Flat As Consumer Spending Goes Astray

Urban Outfitters has been a mediocre performer over the past year, losing a number of its customers to fast-fashion companies such as Zara and Forever 21. To make things worse, foot traffic across the industry has been declining rapidly due to a consistent shift to online shopping, an area where Urban Outfitters does not have a strong footprint. Show More Summary

GM Unveils Chevy Bolt Electric Car

General Motors unveiled its new Chevrolet Bolt at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, the auto maker’s latest electric vehicle aimed in part at making inroad’s with the brand?in California and urban areas.

How Can A Pizza Chain Help Urban Outfitters Improve Sales?

Given the rapid growth of consumer spending on fast-casual dinning, the retailer stands to gain directly from this acquisition. However, indirect gains are also on the cards as Urban Outfitters can leverage the pizza outlets to improve the shopping experience and thus drive store traffic. Show More Summary

Simply Unaffordable! Rent CPI Grows At 3.1% YoY (Too Bad Wage Growth Is 2.3% YoY)

US CPI Urban Consumers Owners Equivalent Rent of Residences grew at 3.1% YoY in November. Too bad average wage growth is only 2.3% YoY. The post Simply Unaffordable! Rent CPI Grows At 3.1% YoY (Too Bad Wage Growth Is 2.3% YoY) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

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