Posts tagged ‘CPI’

2 Indices: The Battle over How Bad Inflation Isn’t



If you’re looking for a gauge on U.S. inflation, you’ve got two primary options. There’s CPI – the consumer price index. And there’s PCE – personal consumption expenditures. Both CPI and PCE serve as broad measures of inflation (i.e. how much prices are going up on consumer goods and…

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Chained CPI – We’re Talking Real Dollars



Social Security recipients on fixed budgets count on their monthly benefits. But a proposed change tossed around in Washington D.C. budget discussions could leave them counting on less to meet their future needs. At issue is the way the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is calculated when…

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