This year's long winter has paid off in real savings for credit unions that invested in energy efficient buildings.
Credit unions say after this winter's high energy costs, previously implemented green initiatives have paid off.
Catalyst Corporate economist Brian Turner says higher payroll taxes offset impact of low inflation.
At a recent NCUA listening session in Alexandria, Va., representatives from the agency were asked whether investment regulations might be broadened to allow credit unions to purchase Treasury Inflation Protected Securities.
The stark words jumped off the page of the report. "Consumer inflation rose 0.5% in December, the highest monthly gain since June 2009," according to an advisory prepared by Brian Turner of Southwest Corporate Investment Services in Plano, Texas.
Consumer prices fell 0.1% last month, the Labor Department reported today. It follows six months in which prices either increased or were unchanged.
Americans saw little change in what they paid for key items as prices increased by 0.1% last month, the Labor Department reported today.
Consumer prices didn't move last month, the Labor Department reported today.
Consumers saw little change in the prices they paid for most items as prices increased 0.2%, the Labor Department reported today. Prices have increased in eight of the last nine months.
Consumer prices increased 0.1% last month, the Labor Department reported today.