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What if an apple were an orange: quality adjustments in the consumer price index



The core Consumer Price Index (CPI), which excludes food and energy prices, unexpectedly dropped 0.1% month-over-month in March. Price declines were broad-based from apparel to new and used cars. But one category stood out as a significant outlier; there was a 7% drop in the cost of wireless…

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The market impacts of missile strikes and payroll misses



In addition to our monthly payroll report reaction, today we discuss the U.S. missile strike in Syria that occurred last night and the implications for markets. Here are my thoughts. Follow Principal Global Investors on LinkedIn _________________________________________________________ Unless…

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