CPI

Business / Finance / CPI: An investor who writes options only on stock that he or she owns, so that option positions may be collected.

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Consumer Price Index (CPI): An index of prices used to measure the change in the cost of basic goods and services in comparison with a fixed base period. Also called cost-of-living index. MORE

Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Business / Agriculture / Consumer Price Index (CPI-U): The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ general measure of retail prices (for goods and services) paid by urban wage earners and clerical workers. Includes prices of about 400 items, including food, clothin MORE

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)

Technology / Computers / Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI): A standard developed by Intel, Toshiba, and Microsoft that implements advanced power managment functions through the operating system. Also known as APM (advanced power management). MORE

Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

Business / Taxes / Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA): A COLA results in a wage or benefit increase that is designed to help you keep pace with increased living costs that result from inflation. COLAs are usually pegged to increases in the consumer price MORE

Inflation Rate

Business / Taxes / Inflation Rate: The inflation rate is a measure of changing prices, typically calculated on a month-to-month and year-to-year basis and expressed as a percentage. For example, each month the Bureau of Labor Statistic MORE

Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS)

Business / Taxes / Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS): US Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) adust the principal twice a year to reflect inflation or deflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The interest rate is fixed and is paid MORE

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