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Dollar’s Purchasing Power Drops to Record Low Despite Aggressive “Hedonic Quality Adjustments”

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Spiking prices for new and used vehicles under the microscope. The “Purchasing Power of the Consumer Dollar” – part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index data released today – is the politically incorrect mirror image of inflation in consumer prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). By wanting to increase consumer […]

Inflation Pressures Heat Up Even in Services

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There is still the theme that some of it is just temporary. Big parts of the services sector – such as restaurants, entertainment, lodging, and travel – have been hit hard during this crisis. Other parts of the services industries – such as real estate, services related to eCommerce, transportation services, video games, streaming services, […]