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Restaurants are Benefiting from Falling Gas Prices 10/17/2014 10:52:09 AM

The restaurant industry appears to be reaping the benefits of falling gas prices, as sales continued to trend higher in September.  This boost in cash on hand, along with consumers’ elevated pent-up demand for restaurants, suggests that the business environment for restaurants sh...

Wholesale Food Prices Declined for the Second Consecutive Month, but Remain on Pace to Post Their Strongest Growth in Three Years 10/17/2014 10:51:09 AM

Wholesale food prices dipped for the second consecutive month in September, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Despite the recent declines, wholesale food prices remained 6.2 percent above their year-ago level.  

Commodity Prices Remain Elevated 10/17/2014 10:50:12 AM

Individual commodity prices were a mixed bag in September, but most remained well above year-ago levels.   

Economy Posted Solid Job Growth in September 10/8/2014 3:22:30 PM

The national economy bounced back from the August slowdown, adding a net 248,000 jobs in September.  Overall, the economy remains on pace to register its strongest calendar-year job growth in 15 years.

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