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Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

The core inflation rate slowed to 0.1 percent in August, its lowest rate since April. This brought the year-over-year inflation rate in the core index to 2.2 percent. A 1.9 percent jump in energy prices brought the overall rate to 0.2 percent in August and 2.7 percent over the last year.

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

Core Inflation

Inflation was well contained in almost all areas of the core except shelter. The core index excluding shelter actually fell by 0.1 percent in August. This index is up by just 1.3 percent over the last year and shows no evidence of any acceleration over the last five years.

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Training Your Sales Team Like A Sports Team

Training Your Sales Team Like A Sports Team

Sales people face lots of competition and rejection. Quotas are a monthly scoreboard and the pressure to produce is part of the territory. Training Your Sales Team Like A Sports Team It’s not surprising, given those challenging aspects of selling, that industry pros see parallels with sports. And those similarities include the need for good… Continue Reading

Hiring Older Employees is Smart Decision: Top 3 Reasons

Andrew Simon Shows Employers How They Are Missing The Boat on Hiring In the 2015 movie The Intern, Robert DeNiro starred as a 70-year-old widower who returns to the workforce as an under-appreciated and seemingly out-of-step intern working for a young boss played by Anne Hathaway. Initially, Hathaway’s character can’t quite relate to this baby… Continue Reading

Fair Work Center launches to help workers navigate Seattle’s new labor laws

Fair Work Center Nonprofit will partner with new law clinic at University of Washington SEATTLE—With new wage laws now in effect in Seattle, the nonprofit Fair Work Center has launched to help workers better understand their rights and the city’s labor standards. “Seattle is fortunate to have a suite of newly adopted labor laws, including… Continue Reading

Motion Picture and TV Industry is Responsible for more than 37,600 Jobs in Washington

Motion Picture and TV Industry Directly Employs More than 8,500 Local Workers and Paying $348.5 Million in Wages Supporting TPA and Strong Trade Agreements Will Boost Washington’s Film and TV Economic Sector  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as Congress continues to consider Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) is… Continue Reading

Is Bellevue Really All About the Artsy Intellectual?

A visitor to our great City of Bellevue writes that he’s loving Bellevue and wants to move out here. He prefers the best side of the lake to the west side of the lake and says that Bellevue is all about the artsy intellectual …. I’m not sure about that, but it would be cool… Continue Reading