Monthly Archives: August 2011

Weekly Unnatural Gas Price Change, August 26, 2011

According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Summary report for August 26, 2011, the national average price of regular gasoline increased from $3.578 a week ago to $3.604. This is a increase of $0.026 in 7 days. We are now in … Continue reading

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The Worst Natural Disaster Ever To Face Our Country

I wrote this yesterday morning but was unable to get it up until now, about a day late. Hurricane Irene made landfall at about 4:30 this morning on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. I am writing this about two hours later. … Continue reading

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Weekly Unnatural Gas Price Change, August 19, 2011

Sorry this is late. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Summary report for August 19, 2011, the national average price of regular gasoline decreased from $3.601 a week ago to $3.578. This is a decrease of $0.023 in 7 days. … Continue reading

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SSA Cola Watch – August Report (Updated Monthly)

Background: Under current law Social Security determines whether there will be a COLA for the succeeding year and its amount in October each year by comparing the average CPI-W (Consumer Piece Index – Urban Wage Earners And Clerical Employees) for … Continue reading

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2012 COLA Watch – Preliminary Report For August

The BLS released the June CPI figures about an hour ago. The CPI-W increased to 222.686 in July from 222.522 in June, an increase of 0.07%. If the CPI-W averages this amount for July through September, it would generate a … Continue reading

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Producer Price Index Rises In July – May Be An Indicator To Tomorrow’s CPI Report

Please Note: This is the Producer Price Index (PPI), not the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The Consumer Price Indices (CPI-U, CPI-W, and C-CPI-U) will be published tomorrow, August 18, at 8:30AM EDT. I will have my 2012 COLA Watch up … Continue reading

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August COLA Watch

Revenuer for Potluck.  We will have the August COLA Watch up as soon as Potluck has access to the necessary data. He expects it to be released Thursday, August 18.  We will prepare it and post it on Thursday barring … Continue reading

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