Magazine article The CPA Journal

Forté Capital's Selected Statistics

Magazine article The CPA Journal

Forté Capital's Selected Statistics

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Retail Sales

Retail sales increased by 0.6% in December 2016 after an increase of 0.2% in November. Excluding autos, retail sales declined from 0.6% in October to 0.3% in November and 0.2% in December. Excluding gas, retail sales showed little change after November's 0.3% advance. In December, declining components to retail sales included electronics and appliances, food and beverages, general merchandisers, and food service and drinking places, while motor vehicles and parts and gasoline stations were strongest.

Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.3% in December 2016, up from an increase of 0.2% in November. Food was unchanged, as energy prices rose 1.5%, a decline from October's 3.5% rise but ahead of November's 1.2% rise. …

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