Economic Indexes

CPI [core] -- Consumer Price Index, the best known measure of inflation (which is the overall inflation rate excluding Food and Energy). The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) divides all expenditures into eight categories and assigns a relative size to each. (This also shows the growth of the CPI components as well as the core and extended CPI growth)

 Inflation Deflation- New York Times (Econmix.blogs) Aug, 2011

"John Williams’ Shadow Government Statistics"
An electronic newsletter service that exposes and analyzes flaws in current U.S. government economic data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector numbers, and provides an assessment of underlying economic and financial conditions, net of financial-market and political hype.

GDP -- Goss Domestic Product.
The S&P Composite (CPI adjusted) stretching back to 1871


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