Data Round-Up: Core CPI Continues to Trend Near +2%; Housing Starts Soar

posted by Michael Lewis on August 19, 2014

Found in US, categorized in Growth Outlook and Business Cycle

Tags: CPI inflation housing starts

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Core CPI inflation continued a summer lull, but not enough of one to change the prevailing +2% trend. Meanwhile, housing, a weak spot in the expansion this year, took a big step to correct that with sizeable gains in housing starts and permits.


FMI’s analyses of this morning’s July CPI and July Housing Starts data.

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