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Soft­ware maker Adobe Sys­tems’ Dig­i­tal Price In­dex up­dates daily based on on­line trans­ac­tions at big re­tail­ers. It fac­tors in new prod­ucts and changes in sales vol­umes. The govern­ment’s Con­sumer Price In­dex re­ports on 80,000 items monthly. Com­put­ers Tele

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of hav­ing a job,” she says. “Life is very ex­pen­sive.” But Bom­bacci isn’t look­ing for a job and doesn’t ex­pect to work again. “Shops are look­ing for 25-year- old girls,” she says. “I’ve been cut out of the la­bor mar­ket.”

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