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Consumer Prices Inched Up in September

Consumer Prices Inched Up in September

Washington, DC, October 11, 2018—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1% in September on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2% in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Construction Material Costs Climb 7.4% Over 12 Months

Construction Material Costs Climb 7.4% Over 12 Months

Arlington, VA, October 11, 2018—The cost of many products used in construction climbed 7.4% over the past year due to double-digit increases in commonly-used construction materials, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data.

Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 9.2% YOY in August

Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 9.2% YOY in August

Washington, DC, October 10, 2018—August 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $511.1 billion, up 0.8% from the revised July level and were up 9.2% from the August 2017 level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.