The Numbers: April 28

Three numbers that you need to know this week


The Fluffy Puppy Indicator, which showed a fall in non-food pet supply purchases, may be the cutest indication of an economic downturn. Pet grooming sales dropped 19.2%, doggie beds were bought 12.7% less often, and pet accessories tumbled 12.1%.


Bras aren't just raising the girls, they're raising their prices too. Journelle's Natalia Underwire Bra, for example, is one item that saw a $30 price increase as a result of greater manufacturing costs.


Borrowing costs have shot up considerably. As a result, the typical 30-year fixed rate is up almost 3% from what it was at the same point last year.

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