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Consumer prices edged higher in September led by rising costs for food and housing, though offset by a decline in gas prices at the pump. 280 more words

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CPI beats expectations in September quarter

The ABS Consumer Price Index showed a 0.5% lift in the September quarter, slightly higher than the expected 0.4% rise.

The year-on-year figure showed a… 151 more words


Consumer prices slow in September, housing, food costs rise faster

The pace of consumer price inflation slowed a tick to 2.0 per cent in September, Statistics Canada said Friday.

The broad rate of price growth across products and services slowed from a 2.1 per cent increase in the previous month, while the cost of living was fanned modestly higher across all consumer categories, led by higher housing and food costs. 74 more words


Real Britain Index shows effect of pay cuts

Reposted from Public & Commercial Services (PCS) website

Nothing we didn’t already know, despite the lies the tories try and feed us!

New cost of living figures – The Real Britain Index – reveal the real effect of pay cuts by looking at how inflation affects different income groups. 223 more words

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Anarchy is not synonymous nor even ideologically compatible with capitalism simply because capitalism will always produce monopolies no matter the shit being shilled. Where will the money for Anarcho-Capitalism come from?
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Coming Up This Month: 401(k) Plan Contributions for 2015

On October 22nd, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will be announcing the 401(k) plan contribution limits for 2015. What does this mean for you? Each year, the government decides and reports the amount of contributions that employees can make to a 401(k) or defined benefit plan. 204 more words


New Jersey Employers: $8.38 Minimum Wage Effective January 1

As you may remember, in November 2013, voters approved an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution increasing the state minimum wage to $8.25.  The amendment also created annual cost of living increases, tied to the Consumer Price Index, to be added to the minimum wage each year.  82 more words

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