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Import air passenger fares fall 2.6 percent over the year; export fares rise 4.3 percent 

August 18, 2017
Import air passenger fares declined 2.6 percent from July 2016 to July 2017. European (−9.6 percent) and Asian (−1.3 percent) import air passenger fares were down over the year, while Latin American and Caribbean fares increased 5.8 percent.  Full Text »
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Nailing down the price of new nonresidential building construction: expanding the PPI to include indexes by region and type of contractor

In the early 2000s, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Producer Price Index (PPI) program began developing price indexes to cover the new nonresidential construction segment of the U.S. economy. This event was precipitated by feedback from industry analysts, economic agencies, and trade associations indicating that there was a lack of regularly available construction data based on a clearly defined methodology.
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