No. 510: February 2013 CPI, PPI, Real Retail Sales and Earnings, Production

(SGS Subscription required) • Budget-Deficit Negotiations Purportedly Revert Back to Using Fraudulent Reductions to CPI Inflation
• Topping Expectations, Monthly Inflation Hit 0.7% for Both PPI and CPI-U
• February Year-to-Year Inflation: 2.0% (CPI-U), 1.9% (CPI-W), 9.6% (ShadowStats)
• Retail Sales Gained 0.4%, Instead of 1.1%, Adjusted for Headline Inflation
• Pending Downside Production Benchmark Revisions Are Likely, Despite February’s Gain

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