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U.S. Producer Prices Rise 0.6% in April

Wall Street Journal (05/14/14) Sarah Portlock; Josh Mitchell

The producer-price index increased a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in April from March, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Not counting the volatile food and energy categories, prices rose 0.5% in April from a month earlier. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast a 0.2% increase in both overall prices and in prices excluding food and energy.

Consumer Restraint Weighed on Retail Sales

Wall Street Journal (05/14/14) Jonathan House

U.S. retail activity slowed last month, with sales in April increasing just 0.1% from the previous month to reach $434.6 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. March had seen the biggest jump in four years, 1.5%, likely due to warming temperatures after unusually harsh weather nationwide in January and February, and retail sales growth has averaged 0.3% during the past five months.

Free ASAPro Webinar Tomorrow—Managing Client Relationships

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASAPro webinar “Leveraging Your CRM to Build a Remarkable Book of Business,” 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Learn how customer relationship management (CRM) software can help your company manage client relationships, improve sales forecasting, and streamline operations.

All ASAPro webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit

ASA Central Features a Course Catalog Designed With You in Mind

Launched in December 2013, the course catalog on ASA Central allows you to find valuable learning opportunities that best match the professional needs and interests of your staff. This list of ASAPro webinar recordings has been organized under more than 30 common staffing industry position titles. Click on a position title and see recommended courses for that position to supplement the training your staffing firm is already providing.

ASA is celebrating the first birthday of its dynamic members-only online community. Visit ASA Central to provide feedback on the community’s first year.