PRICES & SPENDING • Aug 2016 • Volume 5 / Number 13
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) import price index measures changes in prices of goods purchased from abroad by residents of the United States.
A tourist walking along Ocean Drive could be excused for thinking Miami residents spend a lot of money on lavish meals, sugary drinks, and alcohol when they see the flashy bars and restaurants along that stretch. However, the spending habits of residents vary greatly from what the presence of these establishments might lead one to think.
Few U.S. regulations designed to curb carbon emissions spark more discussion than legislation governing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS program was designed by U.S. legislators to curb carbon emissions in transportation fuel. The program sets minimum requirements for refiners to produce transportation fuel using renewable sources. One of the main sources of renewable volume requirements is ethyl alcohol, commonly known as ethanol.