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Food and energy prices down, other prices up over year ending in September 

October 20, 2016
Over the 12 months from September 2015 to September 2016, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 1.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted). The food index declined 0.3 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index fell 2.9 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent. Full Text »
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Labor market risks of a magnitude-6.8 Hayward Fault earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area: an update

The 2015 Hollywood blockbuster movie “San Andreas” portrayed a doomsday scenario whereby virtually all of California was devastated by a major earthquake. Although the movie version is almost certainly different from a likely major earthquake scenario in California, the threat of a major and damaging earthquake in Northern California, and especially the San Francisco Bay Area is real, imminent and would be disruptive to businesses and the regional economy.
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