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Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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The ( Daily Mail shared photos of three men setting up a huge white crib outside Jenner's house this week.
MISK Nursery, an online store supplying cots, cribs and bedding, launched officially in September 2016.
Bednest have assured parents who bought the bedside crib from November 30, 2015, that their cribs are the new models which do not require modification.
The Commission granted JPMA's petition, but adopted a broader framework, directing staff to examine the safety benefits and risks associated with crib bumpers; evaluate existing standards; identify test methods and performance requirements that reduce any identified safety risks; and consider all regulatory options for addressing any identified risk of injury associated with crib bumpers.
A crib bumper is a padded piece of fabric that ties around the slats of a crib and is designed to keep a baby from hitting her or his head on the crib.
Ms Ni Dhalaigh said: "I am delighted to continue the tradition of having the IFA Live Animal Crib. This is a special year as it is the 21st crib and it is a welcome gift from the farmers of Ireland to Dublin.
MANILA -- A watchdog group warned, on Thursday, against cribs coated with lead-based paint, which could expose babies to the toxic metal that would affect brain development.
nIf possible, buy a new crib to make sure it meets current safety standards.
The old crib was filled with corn for the last time in 1964.
The CPSC statement said, "We strongly warn parents and caregivers not to use padded crib bumpers ...
The crib has now been repaired and will stand until Twelfth Night on Sunday.