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CPI increased 0.4% in May, Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decreased to 267,000

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index wasShow More Summary

BLS: CPI increased 0.1% in April, Core CPI increased 0.3%

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index declined...Show More Summary

BLS: CPI increased 0.2% in March, Core CPI increased 0.2%

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index declined...Show More Summary

Urbantech Startups and the Cities of the Future

As urbanization increases, so does the need for smarter solutions in order to serve the needs of this increased population. Startups are using technology and innovation to sell directly to consumers in order make cities more efficient and sustainable. Meet some of the urbantech startups redesigning cities over the next in the next decade.

BLS: CPI increased 0.2% in February, Core CPI increased 0.2%

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index...Show More Summary

Ikea for Farming: Flat-Pack Hen House, Worm Bin, Beehive

3 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Make: Knitting

As many of us become more concerned and aware of the foods we are consuming, urban farming has taken off as not only a way to produce healthy foods, but also to help produce foods in a more economical and environmentally-friendly fashion. Show More Summary

Luciano Pia’s incredible urban greenhouse protects against air and noise pollution in Turin

When Luciano Pia undertook to design a five-storey, 63 unit residential apartment building in Turin, he sought to break from the homogenous urban development that was consuming the area. What resulted was 25 Verde, an extraordinary urban treehouse that blurs

Russell Simmons Discusses His Argyleculture Fall 2015 Collection

Russell Simmons created Argyleculture with the Urban Graduate in mind -- a term coined by its founder that defines an emerged male and female consumer born and bred in the hip-hop culture, now mature and successful in his or her own right. Show More Summary

Noocity Growbeds enable urban agriculture in any space – now available via Indiegogo

Concern regarding the origins of the products we consume is increasing, and cities like New York, São Paulo, and Paris are filled with mini-markets for organic produce, street fairs with local producers, and even urban gardens on top of buildings. A Portuguese

Urban Headwinds, Suburban Tailwinds

Although home prices are rising faster in urban neighborhoods, population is growing faster in suburban neighborhoods. Consumer preferences and the aging of the population are tailwinds for suburban growth; so are falling oil pricesShow More Summary

Urban Engines Takes The Power Of Its Transit Platform To Consumers With A Smart Offline Maps App

As a part-time urban planning nerd, I love visualizations of buses, trains and cars pulsating through cities. Now with more data available through smartphones, emergent logistics platforms like Uber and eventually Internet-connected and self-driving cars, it’s inevitable that software will become indispensable in managing and and making mass transit more efficient.… Read More

Asset Price Deflation Coming Up? Food Prices About to Drop? CPI About to Go Negative? Credit Deflation?

When inflation alarmists want to convince everyone the dollar is about to become worthless, they post this chart of the CPI.CPI - Urban Consumers - All Items - IndexInflationists claim that is a trend to oblivion. And actually it is....Show More Summary

BLS: CPI decreased 0.4% in December, Core CPI Unchanged

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.4 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items indexShow More Summary

Wade Boggs Told Charlie Day He Drank 107 Beers in One Day (Video)

6 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Wade Boggs was a great baseball player. But he is an even better urban legend. You see, Boggs was apparently a pretty heavy drinker during his playing days, and he got pretty famous for the amount of beer he would consume when the Red Sox had to catch a flight to the west coast. But […]

Governor-Elect Laments the Californication of Texas

Local fracking bans. Laws outlawing plastic bags. Strict tree-cutting ordinances. Another day in California? Nope. Welcome to life in urban Texas, where Democratic-controlled city councils are enacting powerful consumer and environmental protections—much to the chagrin of the state's leading conservatives. Show More Summary

Life-Size Pac-Man Maze Unhinges Jaw, Consumes LA

It could be said that Los Angeles is an urban maze, a sprawl of overlapping, interlocking grids and dumpster-strewn dead ends. Yesterday, you could have also said it was a Pac-Man maze. Because it was. Read more...

Southern Chinese City Slaps Limits on Car Purchases

In another sign of harder times for the automotive industry in China, the affluent southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has joined other major urban centers in restricting consumer car purchases.

Da Vinci fire follow-up: Good urbanism not just architecture and bars

6 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Federal investigators have concluded that the massive downtown Los Angeles fire that consumed much of the Da Vinci apartment complex was arson, as The Times reported earlier this week. Which means that the Da Vinci and its developer, G.H. Palmer Associates, will continue to generate headlines...

Urban Outfitters: Does Black Friday Slowdown Indicate Holiday Sales Weakness?

Consumer spending during the weekend fell 11%, raising concerns that despite the improvement in economic conditions, buyers are not spending freely. However, this does not indicate that the ongoing holiday season will be weak on account of macro-economic factors. It simply reflects the change in consumers’ spending patterns.

BLS: CPI decreased 0.3% in November, Core CPI increased 0.1%

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.3 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items indexShow More Summary

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