Posts Tagged ‘CPI’

  • PNC Wealth Management Measures Inflation With Its Christmas Price Index

    The Christmas Price Index

    Dec 9, 11 • 278 Views • No Comments

    You might want to check the CPI (the Christmas Price Index). Calculated by PNC for the last 28 years, it tells us the value of the items in “The 12 Days of Christmas.” This year, the PNC CPI totaled $24,263.18 for anyone purchasing one set of each...  [read more]

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    Ben Franklin’s Turkey

    Nov 17, 11 • 256 Views • No Comments

    The bald eagle is our national bird but, according to Ben Franklin, the turkey should have been. In a letter to his daughter, he explains why. “True original natives,” turkeys are American birds. “…Though a little vain and silly, the...  [read more]

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    Barbecue Inflation (A Hot Topic?)

    May 26, 11 • 266 Views • No Comments

    Shopping for your Memorial Day barbecue, you will pay close to 29% more than a year ago. According to the New York Post, not only is a gallon of gas up 44% in the NY area, but also, lettuce will cost you 28% more and tomatoes, 86%. In addition, the New York...  [read more]

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    PC Benefits

    Apr 6, 11 • 266 Views • No Comments

    We know that the computer has really made a difference. It replaced typewriters, photo albums, calculators and maybe even travel agents. But still, can we precisely state its impact? Yes, $1700. Economists have calculated that each year since 1977, on...  [read more]

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    Peanut Butter Prices

    Mar 25, 11 • 345 Views • No Comments

    Let’s say that you saw the price of Skippy peanut butter, Tropicana orange juice, and Quaker oatmeal went up. Would you be concerned about inflation? In a recent paper, researchers from Yale and the University of Chicago said it is a bit more...  [read more]