All Cole had was his two hands, a little over a half a case of beer, and a case of water to save his home. He said he was shaking up the bottles and spraying them before taking a shovel and trying to knock out the flames.
-- KCRA Sacramento
Relax, it was just Corona -- Scrib
Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the CPI gained 0.4% last month after surging 0.6% in July, the largest gain since January 1991. A 5.4% jump in prices of used cars and trucks, the largest gain since March 1969, accounted for more than 40% of the rise in the so-called core CPI last month.
-- Lucia Mutikani, Reuters
Deflation watch: Consumer still on defensive
"The people are just not coming back," said Robert Cane, who has worked at a dry cleaners and shoe repair business in the City for the past six years. "Half of the people have left the offices. I’m watching them evacuate daily."
-- Eshe Nelson, NYT
The age of municipal decline, part deux